Halloween Disposal Reminders

 

Used Fireworks and Sparklers


Are you planning to have a firework display this Halloween? Please remember to dispose of your used firework debris properly and safely.

Disposal Reminders

  • Used fireworks and sparklers are disposed of in the garbage. Please do not leave this debris in the environment. This creates litter and can be a health and safety risk to children and wildlife.
     
  • Soak used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight or until the debris is soaking wet.
     
  • Never place hot or warm firework debris in the garbage. Please wait until the debris is cold. Hot or warm firework debris placed inside a garbage bag can cause a fire. 

used firework debris 

 

Halloween Decorations

Consider reusing or repurposing Halloween decorations if they have not become worn or damaged before placing them in the garbage. If they are damaged make sure you dispose of them properly. Decorations made of paper or cardboard with no glitter, glues, or ornaments can be placed in the blue bag used for paper products. Decorations that contain a lot of glitter, glue, paint, or ornaments would get disposed of in the garbage.

 halloween decorations picture

 

Pumpkins & Gourds

The pumpkins and gourds you no longer want once Halloween is over, can be placed in your green cart for collection or in a backyard composter. Please remove any decorations you used to create your pumpkin or gourd designs. If you placed a candle inside to light up your pumpkin, please remove the candle before disposing of pumpkins and gourds in your green cart or backyard composter.

 Halloween Pumpkins

 

Candles

If you cannot reuse your candles,  please dispose of them in the garbage once the candles are cold.

Halloween Candles

 

Corn Stalks

Corn stalks can be disposed of in your green cart. Plastic corn stalks should be disposed of in the garbage if you can no longer reuse them.

Corn stalk decorations

 

Hay Bales

The hay used to make hay bales should be gradually added to your green cart over time.  Residents may also bring hay bales to one of the seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites for disposal or to the Waste Management Facility's leaf and yard drop-off area open year-round.

hay bale decoration 

 

Costumes & Masks

Give your costumes and masks a second chance. Consider donating used costumes and masks you no longer want if these items are still in good condition. Share them with your family, friends or consider placing the costumes in a local donation bin. To locate a donation bin near your address visit https://afterwear.ca/

Homemade Halloween Costume Scarecrow

 

Halloween Treats

Candy, pastries, and bars are sweeter when you do not litter the wrappers after sampling your treats. Remember our streets, sidewalks, and bushes are not the place to toss these wrappers. Hold onto your wrappers until you can properly place them in the garbage.

 Halloween Reminder

 

Chips and cheezies are tastier when you do not toss the empty bag on the road, sidewalks, or bushes. Our community is not a trash can. Hold onto your empty bags until you can properly place them in the garbage.

 empty chip bag

 

Empty Pop Cans and Other Refundable Items

Empty beverage containers can be returned to any local ENVIRO-DEPOTTM located in CBRM.  You can also dispose of these containers in your container/plastics blue bag.  Please make sure you rinse out containers before disposal.  For more information on the beverage container recycling program visit https://divertns.ca/beverage-containers

 

Route 5 - Sydney Mines to Sydney and Sydney to Sydney Mines

TRANSIT CAPE BRETON - ROUTE 5 Sydney Mines to Sydney

MAP Green colored stops that are labeled on map are timed stops indicated below.

            Zoom in and out on MAP for detail location of all stops for this route.

            Red line on map indicates a zone change.  There is a zone change fee. 

MON-FRI              
Pitt Street
Sydney Mines 
Main Street  NS Hospital  Blower/ Archibald/ Prince  Northside Mall  Sydney River Mall  Cabot House  George/
Pitt
7:00 7:05 7:10 7:15 7:20 7:45 7:50 8:00
8:00 8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20 8:45 8:50 9:00
9:00 9:05 9:10 9:15 9:20 9:45 9:50 10:00
10:00 10:05 10:10 10:15 10:20 10:45 10:50 11:00
11:00 11:05 11:10 11:15 11:20 11:45 11:50 12:00
12:00 12:05 12:10 12:15 12:20 12:45 12:50 1:00
1:00 1:05 1:10 1:15 1:20 1:45 1:50 2:00
2:00 2:05 2:10 2:15 2:20 2:45 2:50 3:00
3:00 3:05 3:10 3:15 3:20 3:45 3:50 4:00
4:00 4:05 4:10 4:15 4:20 4:45 4:50 5:00
5:00 5:05 5:10 5:15 5:20 5:45 5:50 6:00
6:00 6:05 6:10 6:15 6:20 6:45 6:50 7:00
7:00 7:05 7:10 7:15 7:20 7:45 7:50 8:00
8:00 8:05 8:10 8:15 8:20 8:45 8:50 9:00
9:00 9:05 9:10 9:15 9:20 9:45 9:50 10:00
SATURDAY              
Pitt Street
Sydney Mines 
Main Street  NS Hospital  Blower/ Archibald/ Prince  Northside Hospital Sydney River Mall  Cabot House  George/
Pitt
9:00 9:05 9:10 9:15 9:20 9:45 9:50 10:00
11:00 11:05 11:10 11:15 11:20 11:45 11:50 12:00
12:00 12:05 12:10 12:15 12:20 12:45 12:50 1:00
1:00 1:05 1:10 1:15 1:20 1:45 1:50 2:00
2:00 2:05 2:10 2:15 2:20 2:45 2:50 3:00
4:00 4:05 4:10 4:15 4:20 4:45 4:50 5:00
6:00 6:05 6:10 6:15 6:20 6:45 6:50 7:00

TRANSIT CAPE BRETON - ROUTE 5 Sydney to Sydney Mines
Monday to Saturday service
MAP Green colored stops that are labeled on map are timed stops indicated below.

            Zoom in and out on MAP for detail location of all stops for this route. 

            Red line on map indicates a zone change.  There is a zone change fee.

MON- FRI              
George/Pitt Cabot House Sydney River Mall  Northside Mall  Commercial Street  NS Hospital 

Main Street 

Pitt Street
Sydney Mines 
7:00 7:10 7:15 7:40 7:45 7:50 7:55 8:00
8:00 8:10 8:15 8:40 8:45 8:50 8:55 9:00
9:00 9:10 9:15 9:40 9:45 9:50 9:55 10:00
10:00 10:10 10:15 10:40 10:45 10:50 10:55 11:00
11:00 11:10 11:15 11:40 11:45 11:50 11:55 12:00
12:00 12:10 12:15 12:40 12:45 12:50 12:55 1:00
1:00 1:10 1:15 1:40 1:45 1:50 1:55 2:00
2:00 2:10 2:15 2:40 2:45 2:50 2:55 3:00
3:00 3:10 3:15 3:40 3:45 3:50 3:55 4:00
4:00 4:10 4:15 4:40 4:45 4:50 4:55 5:00
5:00 5:10 5:15 5:40 5:45 5:50 5:55 6:00
6:00 6:10 6:15 6:40 6:45 6:50 6:55 7:00
7:00 7:10 7:15 7:40 7:45 7:50 7:55 8:00
8:00 8:10 8:15 8:40 8:45 8:50 8:55 9:00
9:00 9:10 9:15 9:40 9:45 9:50 9:55 10:00
SATURDAY              
George/Pitt Cabot House  Sydney River Mall  Northside Mall  Commercial Street NS Hospital  Main Street  Pitt Street
Sydney Mines 
8:00 8:10 8:15 8:40 8:45 8:50 8:55 9:00
10:00 10:10 10:15 10:40 10:45 10:50 10:55 11:00
12:00 12:10 12:15 12:40 12:45 12:50 12:55 1:00
1:00 1:10 1:15 1:40 1:45 1:50 1:55 2:00
2:00 2:10 2:15 2:40 2:45 2:50 2:55 3:00
3:00 3:10 3:15 3:40 3:45 3:50 3:55 4:00
5:00 5:10 5:15 5:40 5:45 5:50 5:55 6:00
7:00 7:10 7:15 7:40 7:45 7:50 7:55 8:00
               

 

CollectionCalendar

Month of May/June 2019

 

 

Trashformers in their Tee Shirts

 

Highlights during the first month of the 2019 Trashformer Program


• Approximatley 566 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris during the month of May/June 2019.


• Approximately 2,660 kg (2.66 tonnes) of litter and debris has been removed from the environment during the first month of the 2019 Trashformer Program.


Litter Removal Results for the Month of May/June 2019

 

Month List of Materials Removed from Environment Community Areas Shorelines Watershed Areas Total amount of materials removed from the Environment
Month of May/June 2019 Refundable Beverage Containers 737 183 47 967
  Fast Food Wrappers 1,470 330 23 1,823
Hot Drink Cups 2,020 315 26 2,351
Cold Drink Cups 1,376 223 8 1,607
Cigarette Packaging 492 124 7 623
Cigarette Butts 1,196 605 7 1,808
Marijuana Packaging 51 23 0 74
Lobster Trap Debris ---------------- 13 --------------- 13
Marine Rope(metric tonnes) ---------------- 615.5 (mt) --------------- 615.5 (mt)
Lobster Tags ---------------- 41 --------------- 41
Lobster Bands ---------------- 5 --------------- 5
Bait Boxes ---------------- 0 --------------- 0
Needles (Safe Sharps) 97 97
Tires 191 191

 

 Full truck Port Caledonia Beach

 

Other Common Materials removed from the Environment during the 2019 Trashformer Program

List of Other Types of Materials removed from the Environment

Total Amount of Other Materials removed during the month of May/June 2019

Plastic Bags 2,526
Clothing/Textiles 277
Cutlery (plastic) 1,313 
Drink Straws 1,387
Toys 110
Chip Bags/Bar Wrappers 460
Lighters 79
Appliances 16
Batteries 35
Building Materials 254
Car parts 56
Condoms 78
Diapers 190
Personal Hygiene Items 231

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community during the month of June included:

Bicycle Tires
26 Pairs of Rubber Gloves
Styrofoam Insulation
Light Bulbs
1 Foot of Chain links
2 sheets of metal
53 Milk Jugs
Used Fire Works
Shopping Carts
500ft of string
Garden Planters

 Leblanc Rd. Millville Full Truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Trashformer Program Progress

 

Dom. Beach Cleanup 2

 

 The Trashformers have tracked and compiled data on the following information during the summer or 2019:

 

• Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris

• The weight of these materials removed from our streets, public areas, shorelines and watershed areas.

 

Public Community Areas Shorelines Watershed Areas
Refundable Beverage Containers Refundable Beverage Containers Refundable Beverage Containers
Fast Food Wrappers Fast Food Wrappers Fast Food Wrappers
Hot Drink Cups Hot Drink Cups Hot Drink Cups
Cold Drink Cups Cold Drink Cups Cold Drink Cups
Cigarette Packaging Cigarette Packaging Cigarette Packaging
Cigarette Butts Cigarette Butts Cigarette Butts
Marijuana Packaging Marijuana Packaging Marijuana Packaging
Needles Lobster Trap Debris Needles
  Marine Rope (Metric Tonnes)  
  Lobster Tags  
  Lobster Bands  
  Bait Boxes  
  Needles  

 

Oil barrels Millville

 

The Trashformers have also tracked some other items during this year's program.  The other data they have compiled information on includes:

Other Items tracked during the 2019 Trashformer Program
Plastic Bags
Clothing/Textiles
Cutlery
Drink Straws
Children's Toys
Chip Bags and Bar Wrappers
Lighters
Appliances (large and Small)
Batteries
Building Material/Debris
Car Parts
Condoms
Diapers
Personal Hygiene Items

 

 

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  • CBRM News

    The Tom Miller Human Rights Award honours the contribution the late Tom Miller made to progressive work in the field of human rights. The late Tom Miller (Nova Scotia’s first black Alderman) was a dedicated, principled and tireless advocate who supported the rights of all Canadians, particularly those disadvantaged by discrimination or poverty.

    The Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes your nomination for the Tom Miller Human Rights Award. The award will be presented to an individual of CBRM who has made a significant contribution to the community with respect to the encouragement, promotion, initiation or development of human rights within our community.
    Closing date for nominations: Friday, January 14th, 2022

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