Heavy garbage collection set for September 28

September 11, 2020

SYDNEY, NS - CBRM’s municipal-wide residential heavy garbage collection starts on Monday, September 28, 2020. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky household items placed to the curb no later than 6:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28. 

Residents are encouraged to read the details online at CBRM's website. www.cbrm.ns.ca/heavygarbage

Some of the information includes: 

Sofas, chairs, upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, flooring, vinyl windows and doors will be collected. Panes of glass from windows should be removed when possible. Collectors are not responsible for removing broken glass and debris from your curb. Carpeting should be rolled and tied with string or rope.

Objects must be safe to handle with no protruding nails, staples or other sharps. 

Wooden items must be disassembled. Wooden legs on tables should be removed. Dresser drawers should be removed, emptied and placed next to dresser. Do not place items inside drawers.  

Large appliances including refrigerators, stoves, deep freezers, dishwashers, microwave ovens or humidifiers and other metal items such as  empty oil tanks, empty hot water tanks, steel bath tubs, sinks and metal household radiators will be collected. 

A maximum of 5 large appliances will be collected curbside from a civic address. Appliances containing Freon will be collected separately. It is recommended doors on a refrigerator and/or a deep freezer be removed and placed next to the refrigerator and/or deep freezer. Empty oil tanks 1140 L (250 gallons) or less in size and empty hot water tanks will be collected. 

Please make sure no liquid or residue remains inside these tanks. 

Televisions, computers, microwave ovens, and other electronics included in the Electronics Recycling Program will not be collected.  Old or unwanted electronics can be taken free of charge to any EPRA Drop-Off Centre for disposal. More information is available at www.cbrm.ns.ca/heavygarbage