Waste Management Facility: Site Updates

Waste Management Facility: Updates


The Solid Waste Department will post important Waste Management Facility NOTICES, UPDATES or CANCELLATIONS in this section. Waste Management Facility information will also be posted using social media or by pressing Option #2 available when you contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.


Waste Management Facility Information



Compost Giveaway Event:  Saturday, July 14, 2018


The Solid Waste Department will host a Free Compost Giveaway this Saturday, July 14 from 8am to 3pm RAIN or SHINE. Come visit the site to pick up some free nutrient-rich compost just in time for gardening season.


Compost Giveaway Event Reminders:


• Bring your own shovel, gloves and bags or containers.

• Make sure compost is stored inside containers or bags before placing your compost inside your vehicle’s trunk.

• All exposed compost must be covered with a tarp before leaving site. No persons will be permitted to leave site with exposed compost in their vehicle.

• Residents can visit the site, as often as they would like, during compost giveaway events.

• The compost giveaway begins at 8am and concludes at 3:00pm RAIN or SHINE.



Seasonal Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off Sites


The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites that operate one day a week in North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay will open for the season the Week of May 13, 2018.

The opening dates for the Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites are:



Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites Location Date Time
North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site King Street, North Sydney Thursday, May 17, 2018 1pm to 6pm
New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Ling Street, New Waterford Saturday, May 19, 2018 9am to 3pm
Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site West Avenue, Glace Bay Saturday, May 19, 2018 9am to 3pm



The Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site located at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road in Sydney is open year-round.  Residents can drop off leaf and yard waste 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.