Garbage & Recycling
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
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 https://divertns.ca/education/scholarship-competition-2
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: www.novascotia.ca/single-use-plastic-bag-ban/
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.
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.
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
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.