Curbside Collection Schedule

Your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule


CURBSIDE COLLECTION NOTICES, UPDATES OR CANCELLATIONS

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

Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations:  https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/collection-notices-cancellations.html

Storm:  Waste Collection Information: http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/storm-waste-collection-information.html

Solid Waste News:  http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/solid-waste-news-2.html

 

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

 

 

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: https://ow.ly/6ICQ50QOKZN          

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Premier Protein   Boost meal replacement n

Beverage Container Recycling

 

Beverage Containers:  Caps can be left on!

DNS Caps Campaign Social 1200x1200 Caps

 

Instructions 

 

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.

 

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. 

Police Constable MacKinnon 2023

 

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 Educator Each event will take place Rain or Shine

 

2024 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Schedule

The seasonal leaf and yard waste drop-off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford open one day a week between mid-May and mid-November will open for the season the Week of May 12, 2024. 

Seasonal Community Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Schedule 

 Community Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Location  Opening  Date  Hours of Operation

North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site on Ferris Street, Off of King Street. 

Thursday, May 16, 2024

 1pm to 6pm
Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Public Works Yard on West Avenue.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

 9am to 3pm
New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Public Works Yard on Ling Street. Saturday, May 18, 2024  9am to 3pm

Waste Management Site Spar Road Open Year-Round

 Year-Round Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Location Day of the Week  Hours of Operation
 Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Spar Road in Sydney  Tuesday to Saturday  8am to 4pm

 

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

 

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.

holes at bottom of green cart

 

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 a resident decides to place materials curbside during a weather event, it is the resident’s 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 a resident’s responsibility to remove uncollected materials at the end the day.

 

Important Green Cart Reminder During Windstorms

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

 

2024 Curbside Collection Calendar

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

https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste

 

 

Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites

The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites located in North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay are now closed for the season,

 

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.  

https://gem.cbc.ca/media/land-and-sea-network/s21e08

 

Litter Stands Out


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

Litter Stands out on Road Ways littler campaign.jpg 2023

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:  2024-2025 Tipping Fee Schedule

Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule 2024 2025

 

Waste Management Facility:  2023-2024 Tipping Fee Schedule

Tipping Fee Schedule 1 April 1 2023 to March 31 2024

  

Updates and Notices

 

Curbside Collection: Inclement 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 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 at the curb.   

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

 Collection Picture for winter weather

 

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: https://divertns.ca/local-waste-educators

Promoting School Presentations 2021

  

Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

Single use plastic bags are banned in Nova Scotia since October 30, 2020.  Businesses are no longer 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: www.novascotia.ca/single-use-plastic-bag-ban/

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 collected during regular curbside collection. If you have hazardous waste items to dispose of, you can take to CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site.  Residents can drop off their household hazardous waste items for three at this drop-off site.

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

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, pool chemicals, aersols, small propane cylinders, kerosene, anti-freeze, solvents, motor oil, glycol and items containing mercury.

Important Reminder:
Upon arrival, please go into the administration office to advise staff you have hazardous waste materials to drop-off.  

HHW material for website

  

 

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 311 for more information.

 

 

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