Curbside Collection Schedules & Waste Separation Guides


Divert NS Beverage Container Recycling

Divert NS's beverage container recycling program applies to all ready-to-serve beverage containers with some exceptions. While protein drinks as well as diet & nutritional supplements, (such as Premier Protein, Muscle Milk, Boost Simply, Boost Diabetic), are included in their program and subject to a deposit, containers that are clearly labelled ‘Meal Replacement’ or ‘Formulated Liquid Diet’ are NOT subject to a deposit and therefore are not accepted at the Enviro-Depots. These containers can be placed in your blue bag used for Containers and Plastics.  Please remember to rinse them out before disposal.

Learn more about what is accepted through Divert NS's beverage container recycling program by visiting:

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Beverage Container Recycling


Beverage Containers:  Caps can be left on

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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.


FREE Safe Sharps Drop-Off Event: Concluded for the season

Please remember, used needles, lancets and other sharps DO NOT get disposed of in the garbage, blue bags or green cart for disposal.  If you do not have a way to dispose of needles, please give the hotline a call at 902-567-1337.

Be safe with your Used Sharps and Dispose of them properly!

Safe Sharps EducatorThis event will occur RAIN OR SHINE


CBRM's Mobile App Promotion

Do you always forget your blue bag schedule? There is an App for that. CBRM Solid Waste has a free solid waste app you can download for free by visiting the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Our App will make it even easier for you to remember your collection day and your blue bag collection week. Download the app and sign up for weekly collection reminders. Never forget your blue bag schedule again.

Check it out today to sign up for weekly collection notifications, updates and/or to view your area’s collection schedule. No computer or mobile phone? No problem, call the solid waste department and an educator will help you sign up for weekly landline notifications.


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CBRM's Personalized Waste Collection Calendar

Your 2024 personalized Waste Collection Calendar is available.  Download Now!



 CBRM's Waste Sorting Tool


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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:


Reporting an Illegal Dumpsite

Illegal dumping is a crime in CBRM. Residents who witness illegal dumping or locates an illegal dumpsite is encouraged to report it to CBRM’s Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337. The Solid Waste Department has a full-time constable on staff who investigates all reported dumpsites. You can also report illegal dumping by using the solid waste mobile app. The form is available in the Need Help Section of the App. Check it out today by downloading the Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. 

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Litter Stands Out 

Let's do our part to keep our community clean.

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Litter Cleanups

Are you interested in picking up litter around your neighborhood? If so, contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337. The solid waste department will provide bags and gloves to individuals and groups interested in doing a litter cleanup. If we all work together, we can make a difference. Let's keep CBRM Clean and Beautiful. For more information on making litter a thing of the past, contact the hotline today!

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Reporting a Damaged Green Cart

It is important to regularly inspect your green cart for damage. If you notice holes, openings, cracks, missing vents or wheels, cracked lifts or lid damage, please contact the Solid Waste Department to report the damage. Phoneline educators will record your information and add your civic address to the department’s Green Cart Assessment List. To contact the hotline, phone (902) 567-1337.  Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

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Curbside Collection: Weather Reminder

 If a weather forecast is predicting unfavorable conditions and it is your collection day, you can choose to hold onto your materials until your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.

  • Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled garbage and green cart collection day.
  • Blue bags will be collected on your area’s NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

If you decide to place materials curbside during a weather event, it is your responsibility to make sure the material remains secure at the curb.  At the end of the collection day, if material is not collected, please remove it from the curb. It is your  responsibility to remove uncollected materials at the end of your collection day.


Important Green Cart Reminder During Windstorms

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


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


Curbside Collection:

The number of garbage bags permitted curbside per week has returned to a five bag limit. Residents are reminded they can substitute one clear garbage bag with one dark bag each week. 


CBRM Waste Separation Guide

To recieve or review your 2023 curbside collection schedule, please visit or download our new Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or the Goggle Play Store.

CBRM Solid Waste's Waste Wizard Guide is also available at the above location.


To view CBRM's Waste Separation Guide and Curbside Collection Information Guides in English, French, Hindi, Manderian or Ukraine click the following links:

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new sort guide Manderian

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Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule:  Effective April 1, 2024

The Solid Waste Department will be increasing the Waste Disposal Tipping Fees as per the CBRM Solid Waste Management Policy.  The new rates will be charged starting April 1, 2024.

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CBRM Tipping Fee Schedule April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

 Tipping Fee Schedule 1 April 1 2023 to March 31 2024