Solid Waste Management Information

About the Solid Waste Department


The Solid Waste Department oversees Solid Waste Management in CBRM. The department is responsible for collecting, managing, processing, disposing and/or shipping solid waste generated by the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors.

The department accepts, manages, processes and properly ships or disposes, of Construction and Demolition Debris. A tipping fee is assigned to the C&D materials received from the ICI sector.


In an effort to protect our solid waste staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus, all Solid Waste Management sites will be closed to the general public starting Tuesday, March 24, 2020 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. CBRM Waste Management Facility SPAR RD
2. Transfer Station @ 715 SPAR Rd
3. Camdon Recycling Ltd. 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park
4. CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Depot 345 Gulf Crescent, Sydport Industrial Park


CBRM’s curbside collection program will continue as regularly scheduled in the 2019-2020 Curbside Collection Calendar. Please continue to place your materials curbside on your scheduled collection day. As well, collectors will be making allowances for any extra bags that may be placed curbside.


CBRM’s Heavy Garbage Collection has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Please DO NOT place any heavy garbage out to the curb for collection.

The solid waste department thanks you for your patience and understanding during this time. If you have questions, you are encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337 and leave your name, phone number and brief message so an educator can contact you. Educators will still be available to respond to voice mail Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 4:00pm.


Solid Waste Management Facility: Location and Hours of Operation


The Solid Waste Management Facility is located on  145 Sydney Port Access Road (Spar Road) in Sydney.


Hours of Operation

The Facility is OPEN from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and remains CLOSED each Sunday and Monday.


Solid Waste Management Administration Office


The Administration Office is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.


Waste Reduction Educators are available to answer Waste Management inquiries during these hours. Please phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Residents who phone after 4:00 pm are encouraged to leave a message including name and phone number so an educator can return your call on the next business day.




Contacting the Solid Waste Department 

Waste Management Hotline:  (902) 567-1337

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