Solid Waste News

Solid Waste News

 

The CBRM Solid Waste Department will provide important Solid Waste Management Information in this section of the website and by using social media (Facebook & Twitter). Important Solid Waste updates will also be recorded in Option #2 of the Solid Waste Management Hotline. To access, phone the hotline at (902) 567-1337 and press #2. 

 

  

RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE COLLECTION: Updates

 

 

Curbside Collection Reminder:

 

 

If curbside collection is cancelled, or roads are unable to be serviced by collection vehicles on your collection day:

 

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

 

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

 

 

 Curbside Collection Notices:

 

 

 

Curbside Collection Cancellation Update:  Thursday, March 23, 2017

 

Curbside collection for Thursday, March 23, 2017 is cancelled due to weather conditions. Residents are asked to remove all materials placed curbside for collection.

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 on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

The Solid Waste Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Curbside Collection Update:  Wednesday, March 21, 2017

 

Curbside collection is taking place today, Tuesday. March 21. However, some roads/homes may not be serviced, due to icy road conditions.

If roads are unable to be serviced or residents choose not to place their material curbside due to today’s conditions,

• 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 on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

 

The Solid Waste Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

 

Special Collection due to Thanksgiving Storm Update:

The Solid Waste Department has completed the “Special Collection for Flood Damaged materials”. Residents who still have materials, should contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

 

Curbside Collection Updates

 

If Storm Watches are In Effect?

 

The CBRM Solid Waste Department 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 placing materials curbside, when there is a storm forecasted on your collection day, you can choose not to place your materials out for collection.

 

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

 

  • If it is your area’s scheduled blue bag collection, your blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.


 

Collection Reminders

 

Garbage or Blue Bags must not be placed inside green carts for collection.  A green cart containing Garbage or Blue Bags will be tagged and left unemptied by the collector.

 

Sods, soil, sand or rocks must not be placed inside your green cart for collection.  Green carts containing sods, soil sand or rocks will be tagged and left unemptied by the collector.

 

Blue Bags must be visible curbside on your area's collection day.  Please do not cover blue bags with a blanket or have them placed inside a bin or container.

 

Residents who have questions are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

 

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITY: Notices

 

 

Waste Management Facility Update:  Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

CBRM Solid Waste Department wishes to advise residents and commercial businesses the Waste Management Facility is OPEN today from 8am to 4pm.

 

 

Commercial Businesses

 

Commercial businesses are reminded the Solid Waste Department does not collect their Christmas trees curbside. Commercial businesses can take Christmas trees to the Waste Management Facility located on SPAR Road from 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

 

Waste Management Facility Hours

 

The Waste Management Facility is OPEN 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday. 

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off Sites: Closed for Season the WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2016

 

The Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites, that operate one day a week in Glace Bay, New Waterford and North Sydney from Mid- May to Mid-November are CLOSED for the season. The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites will re-open in mid-May.

 

Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites
Seasonal Schedule
Mid-May to Mid-November
Community Drop-off Location  Day Hours of Operation
North Sydney Drop-off Station on King Street THURSDAYS 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Glace Bay Public Works Yard on West Avenue SATURDAYS 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
New Waterford Public Works Yard on Ling Street SATURDAYS 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

Please Remember:  The Leaf and Yard Waste Drop-off Site located at the Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road is open year round.  Residents can drop-off leaf and yard waste from 8:00am to 4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

 

A Preventative Illegal Dumping Reminder

 

In an effort to reduce and prevent illegal dumping, CBRM Solid Waste is reminding residents that when using the services of another person to remove waste materials from your property, you should remember to always:

  • Request contact information of the person removing waste materials for you.
  • Properly record the license plate number of the vehicle that is used to remove materials from your property.
  • Record the date and time the waste materials were removed from your property.

 

Collection Inquiries

 

If there is a collection issue that could impact curbside collection, the Solid Waste Department may use the following resources to communicate the information:

 

The Waste Management Hotline: Waste Reduction Educators are informed about collection delays or issues that could affect curbside collection. A message will also be recorded in Option #2 of the hotline menu. When you contact the hotline press Option #2 to see if a collection update has been placed here.

 

CBRM's Facebook Page:  Collection notices will be posted to CBRM's Facebook page. The Solid Waste Department encourages residents to like the municipal page to receive municipal postings.

 

CBRM's Twitter Account: Collection updates will also be tweeted using Twitter.

 

CBRM Website: Collection notices will be placed in the following sections: Collection Notices/Cancellations, Solid Waste News and Curbside Collection Information.

 

Missed Collection 

Residents are encouraged to phone the Waste Management Hotline to inform an educator about your missed collection.

 

How can residents learn more information about curbside collection?

Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for curbside collection inquiries. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

 

OTHER Waste Management News or Updates

 

Please check back for Other Waste Management News or Updates.