Collection Notices/Cancellations

The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection CANCELLATIONS or NOTICES in this section. Collection 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.

 

 

 

 

Northside Public Drop-Off Site:  Open Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Northside Public Drop-Off Site located off King Street in North Sydney is OPEN Saturday, April 6 from 8am to 2:45pm.

 

Curbside Collection Reminder: Are you Using Clear Garbage Bags?

Residents are reminded a maximum of five garbage bags can be placed out for curbside collection each week. Please remember, only one garbage bag you use should be dark. Any additional garbage bags you place out for collection each week must be CLEAR.

For more information on Garbage collection requirements visit: https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/garbage-collection.html

 

2024 Northside Public Drop-Off Site Schedule

The Northside Public Drop-off Site located off King Street in North Sydney is open the first Saturday of each month from 8am to 2:45pm.  The Northside Public Drop-Off site will be open the following Saturdays in 2024:

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Saturday, December 7, 2024

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites


The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites located in North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay will open for the 2024 season the Week of May 12, 2024.

 

Residents can continue to bring tree debris and other leaf and yard waste to the Waste Management Site on SPAR road in Sydney year-round 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Fionna tree debris 2022

For more information on the seasonal schedule for the leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-drop-off-sites-seasonal-schedule.html To find out what's accepted for disposal at the season leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-waste.html

Leaf and yard waste picture 2021

Curbside Collection Disposal Reminder:

Solid Waste Department reminds residents tissues, masks, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves and bathroom products (i.e. hygiene products, diapers) get disposed of in your regular garbage. These items do not get disposed of in the blue bags or in the green cart.


Curbside Collection:

Residents can place a maximum of 5 clear garbage bags curbside per week. Residents are permitted to substitute one clear garbage bag with one dark bag each week. For example,  if your household has three garbage bags to place out for your collection day, only one of those three garbage bags can be dark, if your household chooses to continue using an optional dark garbage bag each week.

 

Important Winter Collection Reminder: 

If your Garbage, Green Carts and/or Blue Bags are not collected during scheduled collections, you are asked to remove your materials from the curb. 

• Extra garbage and green cart material will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

  

Important Green Cart Reminder During Windstorms

Please make sure your green cart is secure during wind events. 

 

Curbside Collection Reminder: Food waste & table scraps

CBRM Solid Waste reminds residents all food waste and table scraps must be placed in a green cart for disposal curbside. Garbage bags containing food waste and table scraps will be tagged and left behind uncollected for residents to properly sort.

 

If Storm Watches Are In Effect?

CBRM Solid Waste reminds residents the decision to cancel curbside collection is not normally made until the morning of a forecasted weather event. If you are concerned, about curbside collection taking place when there is a storm watch in effect, you can choose not to place your materials curbside.

• EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your area’s NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

 

Curbside Collection Cancellations

If CURBSIDE COLLECTION is cancelled on your area’s regularly scheduled collection day, please remove ALL your materials from the curb.


• EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your area's NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

 

Residents who have questions about curbside collection are encouraged to contact 311.  You are also encouraged to download the Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.  Check it out to sign up for weekly collection notifications, updates and/or to view you area's collection schedule.