Waste Management Facility: Updates

 

The Solid Waste Department will post important Waste Management Facility NOTICES, UPDATES or CANCELLATIONS in this section. Waste Management Facility information will also be posted using social media or by pressing Option #2 available when you contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

Waste Management Facility Information

 Waste Management Facility Spar Road 2020

 

 

Securing loads:  Enforcement Update

The constable continues to monitor loads to make sure they are properly tarped and secure when travelling on roads or streets.  This work started on May 14, 2024 and will be on-going.  As of July 5, he's viewed over 2000 vehicles and has only issued 5 warnings.  No tickets have been issued.

 

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IMPORTANT: Secure your Materials When Travelling on Roads, Streets and/or Highways

 

It is common to see vehicles traveling on streets, roads or highways hauling materials to CBRM’s Waste Management Facility. Some drivers may forget to properly secure and/or tarp their materials, which could cause debris to escape along the way. When bringing items to one of CBRM’s waste management sites, please make sure your materials are tied down, secure and/or covered before travelling. Materials from an unsecure load can shift, become loose, move around and escape from a moving vehicle which becomes a hazard to other drivers, and leads to unsightly litter and possible legal repercussions.


To stop this, the enforcement officer for the solid waste department will be issuing a ticket to any driver arriving at the Waste Management Site with an unsecure load. This initiative will be ongoing. 

 

 

Northside Public Drop-Off Site:  Open Saturday,August 3, 2024 

The Northside Public Drop-Off Site located off King Street in North Sydney is Open Saturday, August 3from 8am to 2:45pm. 

 

2024 Northside Public Drop-Off Site Schedule

The Northside Public Drop-off Site located off King Street in North Sydney is open the first Saturday of each month from 8am to 2:45pm.  The Northside Public Drop-Off site will be open the following Saturdays in 2024:

Saturday, August 3, 2024

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Saturday, October 5, 2024

Saturday, November 2, 2024

Saturday, December 7, 2024

 

Reporting an Illegal Dumpsite

Illegal dumping is a crime in CBRM. Residents who witness illegal dumping or locates an illegal dumpsite is encouraged to report it to CBRM’s Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337. The Solid Waste Department has a full-time constable on staff who investigates all reported dumpsites. You can also report illegal dumping by using the solid waste mobile app. The form is available in the Need Help Section of the App. Check it out today by downloading the Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. 

Police Constable MacKinnon 2023

 

 

2024 Free Compost Giveaway Schedule:  

A Free Compost Giveaway will take place the last Saturday of each month starting May 25, 2024 and Concluding on Saturday, October 26, 2024.  Each event starts 8am and concludes 3pm.  Rain or Shine.  The location of each Compost Giveaway is 149 Spar Road in Sydney.  

 

2024 Compost Giveawy Schedule

Saturday, July 27, 2024 8am to 3pm  Rain of Shine

Saturday, August 31, 2024 8am to 3pm Rain or Shine

Saturday, September 28, 2024  8am to 3pm Rain or Shine

Saturday, October 26, 2024 8am 3pm Rain or Shine

compost for compost giveaway event

Compost Giveaway Reminders:


• The compost giveaway begins at 8am and concludes at 3pm RAIN or SHINE.
• Bring your own shovel, gloves, bags, or containers.
• Compost must be covered with a tarp before leaving site. No persons will be permitted to leave site with exposed compost.
• Please do not apply compost directly to grass, plants, trees, or shrubs. For more information on how to use compost, contact the waste management hotline to speak with an educator.

 

Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule:  Effective April 1, 2024

The Solid Waste Department will be increasing the Waste Disposal Tipping Fees as per the CBRM Solid Waste Management Policy.  The new rates will be charged starting April 1, 2024.

Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule 2024 2025

 

Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule: Effective April 1, 2023

The Solid Waste Department will be increasing the Waste Disposal Tipping Fees as per the CBRM Solid Waste Management Policy. The new rates will be charged starting April 1, 2023.

 

Solid Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule for April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024

 Tipping Fee Schedule 1 April 1 2023 to March 31 2024

 

Curbside Collection Reminder : Clear garbage bags

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

 

2024 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites: Opened for the Season the week of May 12

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 opened for the season the week of May 12. For more information on the weekly schedule for the seasonal drop-off sites, visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-drop-off-sites-seasonal-schedule.html  To find out what's accepted for disposal at the season leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-waste.html

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 tree debris picture 2019

 

The Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site located at the Waste Management Facility on Spar Road in Sydney is open year-round.  Residents can drop off leaf and yard waste 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Waste Management Facility:  Waste Disposal Tipping Fees

Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule 1:  Effective April 1, 2024

PRODUCT TIPPING FEE COMMENTS

RMW

(Residual Mixed Waste)

ICI Sector = $113.26/tonne Residual mixed waste - RMW (Garbage) tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge

C&D Unsorted

(Construction & Demolition)

ICI Sector = $113.26/tonne Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge

C&D Wood

(Construction & Demolition

ICI Sector = $56.63/tonne Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge
Impacted Soil ICI Sector = $42.47/tonne Impacted soil waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge
Scrap Metal ICI Sector = $42.47/tonne Scrap metal waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge
Organics ICI Sector = $70.79/tonne Organics waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial)sectors only.
Residential - No Charge
Organics Unsorted (Contaminated) ICI Sector = $113.26/tonne Unsorted or contaminated Organics waste tip fee will be charged to the ICI (Institutional/Commercial/Industrial) sectors only.
Residential - No Charge
Asbestos

ICI Sector = Friable $42.47/regulation bag - minimum charge = $600.00

Non-Friable = $113.26/tonne

Prior notice and approval is required before material arrival.  Phone Waste Management Facility Site at        (902)567-1337

Residential - No Charge
Leaf and Yard Waste No Charge No charge for Leaf and Yard Waste