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 Institutional (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 received 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:  2019 Seasonal  Schedule


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


Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites Location Closure Date Time
North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site King Street, North Sydney Thursday, November 14, 2019 1pm to 6pm
New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Ling Street, New Waterford Saturday, November 16, 2019 9am to 3pm
Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site West Avenue, Glace Bay Saturday, November 16, 2019 9am to 3pm



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.




Contacting the Solid Waste Department 

Waste Management Hotline:  (902) 567-1337

CBRM Website:

Twitter: @CBRMgov

Facebook: CBRM Official Site