Solid Waste Management Information


About the Solid Waste Department

The Solid Waste Department oversees Solid Waste Management in CBRM. The department is responsible for collecting, managing, processing, disposing and/or shipping solid waste generated by the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors.

The department accepts, manages, processes and properly ships or disposes, of Construction and Demolition Debris. A tipping fee is assigned to the C&D materials received from the ICI sector.

Waste Management Site 2020 October 


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 in bushes 2022


Solid Waste Department:  Mayflower Mall

Thank you to everyone who checked out the Community Green Campaign hosted at the Mayflower Mall during March Break.  Congratulations to our Winners of our Community Green Campaign.

1st prize Winner- iPad Air 4th Generation Tablet was won by Mike Gillis.

Winner of the Ipad 2022 

2nd prize Winner of the $500 Mayflower Mall Gift Certificates was won by Jaelynn Hennessey.

winner of the 500 May Flower Mall Gift Card

Ballots were drawn by Constable Arnold McKinnon.

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

Divert NS:  Rude To Our Food:

Check out the Divert NS's new Rude to Our Food Campaign.  The videos and lesson plans are now available at .

The videos can also be accessed directly from the Divert NS YouTube channel.

New curriculm package for Grade 6 Students Website 2021


CBRM Solid Waste Collection App and Waste Wizard Tool


2020 collection Calendar 


Waste Wizard Promotion Tool


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:

The province of Nova Scotia has banned the Single-Use Plastic Bag! Since 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:

Plastic Bag Ban Image

Curbside Collection Disposal Reminder:

Residents are reminded tissues, masks, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves and bathroom products (i.e. hygiene products, diapers) get disposed of in with your regular garbage. These items do not get disposed of in the blue bags or in the green cart


Curbside Collection: Clear Garbage Bags

Residents can place a maximum of five clear garbage bags curbside per week for collection. A resident can choose to replace one clear garbage bag with an optional dark garbage bag per week. 


Solid Waste Management Facility: Location and Hours of Operation


The Solid Waste Management Facility is located on  145 Sydney Port Access Road (Spar Road) in Sydney.


Hours of Operation

The Facility is OPEN from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and remains CLOSED each Sunday and Monday.


Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule:  Effective April 1, 2022

Tipping Fee Increase Letter 2022

Tipping Fee New Rates for 2022 2023


Solid Waste Management Administration Office

The Administration Office is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.


Waste Management Hotline

Residents who have questions are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.  Residents who phone after hours are encouraged to leave their name, telephone number and a message so an educator can return your call on the next business day.

Contacting the Solid Waste Department 

Waste Management Hotline:  (902) 567-1337

CBRM Website:

Solid Waste Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @CBRMgov

Facebook: CBRM Official Site

Collection App:  Residents are also encouraged to download the Waste App from the Apple Store or Google Play store.  Check it out and sign up for weekly collection reminders, updates and/orto view your area's collection schedule.  Visit to start using today.