Solid Waste Management Information

About the Solid Waste Department


The Solid Waste Department oversees Solid Waste Management in CBRM. The department is responsible for collecting, managing, processing, disposing and/or shipping solid waste generated by the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutational (ICI) sectors.

The department accepts, manages, processes and properly ships or disposes, of Construction and Demolition Debris. A tipping fee is assigned to the C&D materials recieved from the ICI sector.


Solid Waste Management Facility: Location and Hours of Operation


The Solid Waste Management Facility is located on  145 Sydney Port Access Road (Spar Road) in Sydney.

Hours of Operation

The Facility is OPEN from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and remains CLOSED each Sunday and Monday.


Solid Waste Management Administration Office

The Administration Office is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Waste Reduction Educators are available to answer Waste Management inquiries during these hours. Please phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Residents who phone after 4:00 pm are encouraged to leave a message including name and phone number so an educator can return your call on the next business day.


Leaf and Yard Waste Drop Off Sites:  2017 Seasonal  Schedule


The Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop Off sites that operate one day a week in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford are now closed for the season.  These sites will re-open in mid-May, 2018. 



Waste Management Facility Leaf and Yard Drop Off Site: Spar Road, Sydney


Open year-round Tuesday to Saturday

Residents can drop of leaf and yard from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday.


Curbside Collection Update:  Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017


There is curbside collection on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


Waste Management Facility:  Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017


All Solid Waste Management Sites are closed on Boxing Day, Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


Solid Waste Administration Office:  2017 Holiday Schedule


The Solid Waste Administration Office will be CLOSED on the following dates during the 2017 Holiday Season:

Monday, December 25, 2017          Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 26, 2017         Boxing Day

Monday, January 1, 2018                New Year's Day


Contacting the Solid Waste Department 

Waste Management Hotline:  (902) 567-1337

CBRM Website:

Twitter: @CBRMgov

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