Collection Notices/Cancellations

Collection Notices/Cancellations

The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection CANCELLATIONS or NOTICES in this section. Collection 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.

 

Curbside Collection Disposal Reminder:

The Solid Waste Department reminds residents materials used, like tissues, masks, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves and bathroom products (i.e. hygiene products, diapers) go in with your regular garbage for disposal. These items do not get disposed of in the blue bags or in the green cart.

Important Solid Waste Updates:

Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road: Now Open to the General Public

On Tuesday, April 28, 2020 the Waste Management Facility located on Spar Road in Sydney re-opened to the public and resumed regular operating hours Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm. In an effort to protect our solid waste staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus, we ask you continue to practice proper social distancing of 2 meters and not approach our staff while on site. Please expect delays as there will be a limited number of vehicles permitted on site at one time. To reduce lineups, we encourage those who can store materials until things return to normal, to continue to do this.


Curbside Collection:

The number of garbage bags permitted curbside per week has returned to a five bag limit. However,  during the Covid-19 Pandemic, residents can place two dark bags in the five bag limit.


Heavy Garbage Collection: Postponed

CBRM’s Heavy Garbage Collection  remains postponed due to Covid-19 and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please DO NOT place any heavy garbage out to the curb for collection. If you have already placed items to the curb, please remove them until a date is scheduled.

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Curbside Collection Reminder during Covid-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, CBRM Waste Collectors and Contractors continue to collect our garbage, blue bags and empty green carts on our area’s scheduled collection day. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our waste collectors during this difficult time, we remind you not to approach our collectors as they carry out their jobs. If you have questions you are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline.

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Important Solid Waste Management Update

In an effort to protect our solid waste staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus, the Solid Waste Management sites listed below remain closed to the general public starting until further notice. Only current registered IC&I users and vehicles carrying out CBRM curbside collection will have access to sites.

The Sites included in these restrictions are:
1. Transfer Station @ 715 SPAR Rd
2. Camdon Recycling Ltd. 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park
3. CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Depot 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park

Solid Waste Management: Hotline Update

When contacting the Solid Waste Hotline,  please remember to leave your name, telephone number and a brief message so educators are able to return your call.  Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.  

Curbside Collection Schedule for Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020

Residents are reminded the Blue Bag Collection Schedule for the Tuesday, May 26, 2020 to Saturday, May 30, 2020 is DARK as outlined in the 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Calendar.

To determine which color represents your area’s blue bag collection week during your area's collection day, you are encouraged to:
• Contact the Hotline (902) 567-1337
• Visit http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/garbage.html

Month of May 2020

Important Winter Collection Reminder: 

If your Garbage, Green Carts and/or Blue Bags are not collected by 6:00pm during scheduled collections, you are asked to remove your materials from the curb. 

Extra garbage and green cart material will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your areas next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

Curbside Collection Notices:

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. 

The collectors will collect:

Extra garbage bags and green cart material 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.

Curbside Collection Reminder: Food waste & table scraps

CBRM Solid Waste reminds residents all food waste and table scraps must be placed in a green cart for disposal curbside. Garbage bags containing food waste and table scraps will be tagged and left behind uncollected for residents to properly sort.

If Storm Watches Are In Effect?

CBRM Solid Waste reminds residents the decision to cancel curbside collection is not normally made until the morning of a forecasted weather event. If you are concerned, about curbside collection taking place when there is a storm watch in effect, you can choose not to place your materials curbside.

EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area's next scheduled garbage and green cart collection day.

• Blue bags will be collected on your area’s NEXT regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.

Curbside Collection Cancellations

If CURBSIDE COLLECTION is cancelled on your area’s regularly scheduled collection day, please remove ALL your materials from the curb.


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.

Residents who have questions about curbside collection are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

SEASONAL LEAF AND YARD DROP-OFF SITES

 

The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites that operate one day a week in CBRM are scheduled to open the Week of May 15, 2016.  The drop-Off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford will remain open one day a week until the Week of November 13.