Residential Heavy Garbage Collection

2018 Residential Heavy Garbage Collection Schedule

 

CBRM Solid Waste Department's municipal wide Residential Heavy Garbage collection is MONDAY, April 30, 2018.  Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky household items placed at the curb no later than 6am on Monday, April 30.

 

Residents are asked to review the Residential Heavy Garbage Collection requirements outlined below.

 

RESIDENTIAL HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS

 

Large, heavy or bulky household items will be collected curbside during heavy garbage collection.

 

Bulky/large items:

Sofas, chairs, upholstered furniture, mattresses, box springs, carpeting, flooring, vinyl windows or doors will be collected.

  • Panes of glass from windows should be removed when possible. Collectors are not responsible for cleaning up or removing broken glass and debris from your curb.
  • Carpeting should be rolled and tied with string or rope. Please make sure the rolled carpet is safe to handle with no protruding nails or staples.
  • Floor tiles should be placed in a box for easy removal.

Wood items:

Wooden dressers, drawers, furniture, chairs, tables or doors will be collected.

  • Wooden items must be disassembled.
  • Wooden legs on tables should be removed.
  • The empty dresser drawers should be removed and placed next to dresser.  Please do not place items inside the drawers. 

Appliances and Metal Items:

Large appliances including refridgerators, stoves, deep freezers, dishwashers, microwave ovens or humidifiers and other metal items such as  empty oil tanks, empty hot water tanks, steel bath tubs, sinks and metal household radiators will be collected.

  • A maximum of 5 large appliances will be collected curbside from each address. 
  • Appliances containing Freon will be collected separately.
  • The doors located on refriderators and deep freezers should be removed before placing  these items curbside.
  • EMPTY oil tanks 1140 L (250 gallons) or less in size and empty hot water tanks will be collected.  Please make sure there is no liquid or residue remaining inside these tanks.

 

 

Residents who have questions about items they wish to dispose of but do not see them listed above are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.

 

 

RESIDENTIAL HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION: Non-Acceptable Items

 

 

The items listed below WILL NOT BE COLLECTED during Heavy Garbage.  Items not accepted, during this collection, will be left for the resident to remove from the curb.

 

 

Electronics including desk top computers, portable computers, monitors, computer peripherals, desk top printers, televisions, personal/portable audio & video play back and recording systems, vehicle audio/video systems, home theatre in-a-box (HTB) systems, home audio/video systems and non-cellular telephones and cellular devices.
All household special waste material (unused paint, gas, oil & other petroleum products, etc)
Propane tanks and propane cyclinders
Construction and demolition material
Fluorescent lights and other mercury containing products
Asphalt roofing shingles
Insulation
Gyprock
Concrete, mortar and bricks
Vehicle parts
Vehicle tires
Leaf and yard waste including large trees, stumps, branches, bushes and shrubs
Dark, tinted or colored garbage bags

 

 

 

RESIDENTIAL HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION- Important Reminders: 

 

 

  • Heavy Garbage Collection for all areas of CBRM begins Monday, April 30, 2018.
  • All heavy garbage material must be placed curbside before 6am on Monday, April 30
  • Heavy garbage items will only be removed from properties eligible to receive curbside collection.  Eligible properties are properties that receive municipal curbside collection by the Solid Waste Department each week for garbage, green cart and bi-weekly blue bag collection.
  • Collectors will only remove heavy garbage placed at the curb.  Items left on porch steps, at the side of your home or in back yards will not be removed. 
  • Streets and roads will only be visited ONCE. 
  • Appliances containing Freon will be collected separately from other large, heavy or bulky items.
  • The doors of refridgerators & freezers should be removed and placed next to the refridgerators and freezers curbside.
  • Regular household garbage, blue bag material and green carts must be kept separated from heavy garbage items.
  • Small or light weight items, less than 12 kg (25 pounds), that can fit inside a regular sized clear garbage bag can be placed curbside during weekly collection year round.
  • Wood debris should be in 4 foot lenghts or less.
  • Used vehicle tires will not be collected.  Used tires must be returned to a tire retailer for disposal. You can return up to 4 used tires at one time to any tire retailer in Nova Scotia, at no cost.
  • Televisions, computers and other electronics included in the Electronics Recycling Program will not be collected.  Old or unwanted electronics can be taken free of charge to any EPRA Drop-Off Centre for disposal.  Please visit  www.recycleMYelectronics.ca/ns for a list of electronics included in the Electronics Recycling Program.
  • Collectors ARE NOT responsible for cleaning up small debris lthat may remain following collection.
  • Residents ARE RESPONSIBLE for removing all items not accepted for heavy garbage collection from the curb.
  • Please DO NOT keep important or valuable items such as bicycles, scooters, skateboards, hockey or basketball nets, lawn mowers or waste containers not intended for collection near your heavy garbage pile.  Items mistakenly taken during this collection are not the responsibility of the Solid Waste Department.

 

For more information on CBRM's Heavy Garbage Collection program, please phone the Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.