Garbage & Recycling

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


Northside Public Drop-Off Site: Open Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Northside Public Drop-Off site located off of King Street in North Sydney is open on Saturday, January 15 from 8am to 2:45pm.


2022 Residential Christmas Tree Collection

The Solid Waste Department continues to collect undecorated Christmas trees curbside across CBRM from residential properties eligible to receive curbside collection.  Please make sure trees remain bare, uncovered and clearly visible at the curb.  For more details on the 2022 Residential Christmas Tree Collection please visit


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


2021 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites:  Now closed for the season

The weekly seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites open one day a week between mid-May and mid-November in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford have closed for the season. The seasonal sites will re-open Mid-May 2022.

Leaf and yard waste picture 2021


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! 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:

Plastic Bag Ban Image

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.