Non-Acceptable Heavy Garbage Items

Non-Acceptable Heavy Garbage Material

 

Date of the 2020 Heavy Garbage Collection:  Monday, September 28, 2020

 

Please do not place your materials to the curb for this collection until the weekend of September 25-27, 2020.

 

The items listed below will not be accepted for collection during Heavy Garbage.  Items NOT ACCEPTED for Heavy Garbage will be left uncollected for the resident to remove from the curb.

 

Electronics:

 

Electronics including microwaves, gaming systems, GPS systems, computers, monitors, televisions, person/portable audio & video play back and recording systems, vehicle audio/video systems, home theatre in a box (HTB) systems, home audio/video systems or non-cellular telephones:

Residents who have old or unwanted electronics they no longer need, can drop them off at no charge to any local Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Drop-Off Centre.  There are four local Drop-Off Centres located in CBRM:

  • Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.:  204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
  • New Waterford Recyclers:  5559 Union Highway, River Ryan
  • Keltic Recycling Inc.:  434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
  • North Sydney Recycling Ltd.:  66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney

 

Residential Hazardous Waste Material:

Residents who have hazardous waste material to dispose of, can drop these items off free of charge to CBRM's Hazardous Waste Depot.  CBRM's Hazardous Waste Depot is located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville. Please report to the Administrative Office upon arrival.

Some examples of household special waste items would include:

Thinners Kerosene Solvents
Cleaners Antifreeze Adhesives
Pesticides Herbicides Pool Chemicals
oil empty oil containers unused paint
empty paint cans glycol empty glycol containers
fluorescent Lights mercury containing products 1pound propane cylinders

 

Residents are encouraged to return the above items in their original containers with labels intact.

Propane Tanks/Propane Cylinders:

Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for disposal options for larger propane tanks and propane cylinders.

Construction and Demolition Material:

Residents who have construction and demolition material to dispose of can bring these materials free of charge year round to the Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney.

Fluorescent Lights:

Residents who have fluorescent lights to dispose of can drop these lights off free of charge year round to CBRM's Household Special Waste Depot located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville.

Asphalt Roofing Shingles:

Residents who have asphalt shingles to dispose of can bring these items free of charge year round to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney.

Insulation:

Residents who have insulation to dispose of can bring this material free of charge year round to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney. 

Gyprock:

Residents who have gyprock to dispose of can bring this material free of charge year round to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney.

Concrete, Mortar and Bricks:

Residents who have concrete, mortar or bricks to dispose of are encouraged to bring these materials free of charge year round  to the Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney.

Vehicle Parts:

Residents who have vehicle parts to dispose of are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for disposal options.

Vehicle Tires:

On-road motor vehicle tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under have been banned from Nova Scotia landfills since 1996.  Residents who have vehicle tires to dispose of can return up to four regulated used tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under at one time to any tire retailer in the province at no cost.  Tires must be off the rims and free of mud and debris. 

Tires that are part of the Used Tire Recycling Management Program include:

All Passenger and Light Truck Tires including all on-road motor-cycle, camper and tow behind trailers.
Medium Truck Tires including all commercial truck and tractor trailer tires not exceeding 24.5".


Please contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for information on the proper disposal of other types of tires.  Residents can also contact Divert NS at 1-877-313-7732 or online at Divert.ca.

Leaf and Yard Waste:

Residents who have leaf and yard waste to dispose of may place small amounts  inside their green cart as long as the lid can close properly.  Large amounts of leaf and yard waste that will not fit inside a green cart can be taken to one of CBRM's weekly leaf and yard drop off sites open from mid-May to mid November.  Leaf and yard waste can also be taken to the Waste Management Facility on 145 Spar Road in Sydney free of charge year-round.

Leftover/Unused Paint Products & Empty Paint Cans:

Residents who have unwanted or left over paint,  paint aerosols or empty paint containers/cans may return these products free of charge to any Enviro-Depot TM in CBRM. 

The paint products accepted in this program include:

Interior and exterior:  water-based (e.g. Latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint
Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)
Varnishes and urethanes (single-component)
Concrete and masonry paint
Drywall paint
Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc.)
Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Product Act)
Melamine, metal and anti-rust paints, stains and shellacs
Swimming pool paint (single-component)
Stain blocking paint
Textured paint
Block Fillers 
Wood, masonry, driveway sealers and water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)
Paint aerosols of all types are accepted, including automotive, craft and industrial products
Empty paint cans and/or paint containers. Labels and lids must remain on these containers


For more information on accepted products and to find a collection site near you, visit ReGeneration.ca

Please remember, when returning unwanted household paint to an ENVIRO-DEPOTTM please ensure the following:

  • The paint container is in reasonable condition with label visible and intact.

 

  • The paint can is tightly sealed, lid is on and is contained in its original container.

 

  • Paint is not mixed with other left over paints.

 

  • Empty paint cans are now accepted for drop-off.

 

Paint must be properly sealed in its original container with the label intact.  Maximum Container Size is 25 Litres.

Leftover or unused paint and empty paint cans can be returned to any ENVIRO-DEPOTTM free of charge.  The Enviro-Depots located in CBRM include:

Glace Bay Recycling Ltd. 204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
New Waterford Recyclers 5559 Union Highway, River Ryan
Keltic Recycling Inc. 434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
North Sydney Recycling Ltd. 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney
Total Recycling 50 Industrial Drive, Sydney
Triple B Recycler 448 Prince Street, Sydney