Curbside Collection Schedule

Your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule


The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection notices, updates or cancellations to the following sections:

Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations:

Storm:  Waste Collection Information:

Solid Waste News:


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

new sort guide English

new sort guide French

new sort guide Hindi

new sort guide Manderian

new sort guide Ukraine



Northside Public Drop-Off Site: Open Saturday, December 3, 2022

The Northside Public Drop-Off Site located off King Street in North Sydney is OPEN on Saturday, December 3, from 8am to 2:45 pm.


Waste Management Updates: Week of Sunday, November 20 to Saturday, November 26, 2022


Waste Management Facility

The Waste Management Site on SPAR Road in Sydney has returned to regular operating hours. The site is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm.


Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites

The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites located in North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay have closed for the season. The sites will remain closed until Mid-May.


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

CBRM's Illegal Dumping Program

CBC Land and Sea featured CBRM's Illegal Dumping Program on an episode of Land and Sea aired in January 2022.  The feature focuses on some innovative approaches Maritimers are using to cleanup waste and illegally dumped garbage. Click the link below to view this episode.


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! 

Litter 2022


Waste Management Facility:  2022-2023 Tipping Fee Schedule

Tipping Fee New Rates for 2022 2023


Updates and Notices


Curbside Collection: Inclement Weather Reminder

Is your curbside collection day scheduled to happen during unfavorable weather or road conditions? If so, 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 collection day.
  • Blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

If you decide to place your materials curbside during inclement weather, it is your responsibility to make sure the material remains secure during heavy winds, if the materials become buried during snow fall, during plowing of your road or street, or placed in an area that may affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

At the end of the collection day if your material is not collected, please remove from the curb. It is your responsibility to remove any uncollected materials at the end the day.

 Collection Picture for winter weather


2022 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites:  Now open for the season until Mid-November

The weekly seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites open one day a week between mid-May and mid-November in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford are now open for the season.  For more information on the seasonal schedule for the leaf and yard drop-off sites visit To find out what's accepted at the seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites visit

Leaf and yard waste picture 2021


Waste Reduction Education: Free Classroom Presentations by a Waste Reduction Educator

Do you want help teaching about reducing, reusing, and recycling, or want to book a virtual guest speaker for your classroom, business, or community group?

Contact the local waste educator for CBRM. Their services are provided for free through funding from Divert NS.

To contact a waste educator in your area, visit:

Promoting School Presentations 2021


Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Single use plastic bags are banned in Nova Scotia.  As of  October 30, 2020, businesses are not permitted to place a customers purchases in single-use plastic bags at checkouts. Please remember to bring your own reusable bag.

For more information on the single use plastic bag ban please visit:

Plastic Bag Ban Image


CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site:

Residents are reminded hazardous waste is not accepted during heavy garbage collection or during regular curbside collection. If you have these items to get rid of, you can take them to CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site.

The HHW Depot is located:
345 Gulf Crescent
Sydport Industrial Park

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4pm
Saturdays: 8:30am to 3:30pm

HHW materials accepted at the HHW Depot includes:
Thinners, cleaners, pesticides & herbicides, small propane cylinders, kerosene, anti-freeze, solvents, oil, glycol and items containing mercury.

Important Reminder:
In an effort to follow all covid-19 guidelines in place by the province of Nova Scotia, we ask that you continue to practice proper social distancing. Masks are required when entering our building to register the materials you are dropping off for disposal.

HHW material for website


IMPORTANT Winter Collection Information

During the winter months, high winds, and blustery weather conditions will make it difficult to secure collection materials safely and properly curbside. If a weather forecast is predicting unfavorable conditions and it is your collection day, residents are reminded they can hold on to their materials until their next 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.


Contact the Solid Waste Department

If you have any questions or comments concerning this information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You are also encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.



Disclaimer: The information provided is based on our current records and we do not accept responsibility if the information is incorrect.