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:


Updates and Notices


2021 Heavy Garbage Collection Notice

The CBRM Solid Waste Department’s municipal-wide Residential Heavy Garbage collection is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 2021. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy, or bulky household items placed at the curb no later than 6am on Monday, June 21.


Curbside Collection Holiday Schedule:  CANADA DAY, July 1, 2021

There will be NO Curbside Collection on Canada Day, Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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.


Waste Management Facility Holiday Schedule:  CANADA DAY, July 1, 2021

ALL CBRM Solid Waste Management Sites will be closed on Thursday, July 1, 2021.


IMPORTANT SOLID WASTE UPDATE: Northside Public Drop-Off Site

Please be advised the Northside Public Drop-Off Site will be open on Saturday, July 17, 2021 instead of Saturday, July 3, 2021 for this month only. The site will return to its regular monthly schedule in August.


DIVERT NS:  2021 Scholarship Announcement

Every year, Divert NS offers up to $20,000 in scholarships to Grade 12 students across Nova Scotia who exemplify leadership and demonstrate a commitment to preserving and protecting our environment.
• Six environmentally-focused Grade 12 students are receiving scholarships this year… Watch the video to find out who the 2021 CHAMPIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENT are!

To learn more about each winner visit

Divert Scholarship Announcement 2021


Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The province of Nova Scotia has banned the Single-Use Plastic Bag! As of October 30, 2020, businesses are no longer permitted to hand out 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:

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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

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You are also encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.



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