Heavy garbage on May 1, litter clean up day on May 6

April 28, 2017

SYDNEY, NS - Spring cleaning is in full swing in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

Monday, May 1, is heavy garbage pick up. All materials should be curbside by 6:00 a.m. that morning.

The following weekend, on Saturday, May 6, is the Great Cape Breton Clean Up. This is an opportunity to join with others in your neighbourhood to clean up litter.

All participants meet at a participating local fire station or designated location at 9:00 a.m. for supplies and return at noon for a complimentary BBQ with other volunteers.


Supplies and noon BBQ are available at:

Albert Bridge FD
Bateston FD
Big Pond FD
Dominion FD
Donkin FD
East Bay FD
Frenchvale Road FD
Florence FD
George’s River FD
Glace Bay FD
Howie Centre FD
Louisbourg FD
Marion Bridge FD
Mira Road FD
New Victoria FD
New Waterford FD
North Sydney FD
Port Morien FD
Reserve Mines FD
Sydney Central FD
Whitney Pier Youth Club
Southside Boularderie FD
Sydney Mines FD
Sydney River FD

Supplies only are available at:

Birch Grove FD
Boisdale FD
Christmas Island FD
Coxheath FD
Grand Lake Road FD
Northside East Bay FD
Southbar FD
Tower Road FD
Westmount FD

Cape Breton Regional Municipality welcomes business support and participation in the clean up day. Sobeys is the presenting sponsor and they support the BBQ lunches. Sydney Credit Union is the safety sponsor. Wilson’s Home Hardware is the grand prize sponsor. Media partners are the Cape Breton Post and NewCap Radio (Giant 101.9 and New Country 103.5). Assistance with garbage pick up is provided by Delio’s. Businesses are encouraged to enter a team in the "corporate challenge". Contact the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce for more details.

If heavy rain is forecast for Saturday morning, organizers will announce a rain date.

Those who pre-register for the clean up have a chance to win a BBQ from Wilson’s Home Hardware and will receive a safety t-shirt from Sydney Credit Union. Register online at www.cbrm.ns.ca/cleanup.