Collection Notices/Cancellations

Clear Garbage Bag Reminder Card

 

 
If you notice a BRIGHT BLUE CARD hanging off the handle of your green cart or placed inside your door or mail box following collection, it means the collector is reminding you ONLY 1 Dark Garbage Bag can be used during curbside collection.


 

CBRM waste collectors will leave a Bright Blue Clear Bag Reminder Card at civic addresses across CBRM that have placed more than ONE DARK Garbage Bag curbside on their area’s collection day. Although each civic address is permitted to place a maximum of 5 garbage bags each week. Only ONE of those 5 bags must be dark! The remaining garbage bags your household may use, MUST BE CLEAR.
 
Following the receipt of a Reminder Card, any additional dark bags used by that address, going forward, will be tagged and left behind. If your adress receives a BLUE reminder card, you are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline if you have questions or require assistance with disposal in CBRM.

 

The BLUE CARD issued to addresses using more than ONE Dark garbage bag will contain the following information:
 

IMPORTANT RESIDENTIAL COLLECTION NOTICE

PLEASE READ 

 

Your address has received this notice because more than ONE DARK garbage bag has been used for garbage collection today.

The collector has removed your waste today however; CLEAR garbage bags must be used when placing MORE THAN ONE garbage bag curbside for collection. Going forward, any additional dark bags placed curbside will be tagged and left uncollected.
 

Please Remember:

 

Your address is permitted to place a maximum of 5 garbage bags curbside each week. Only ONE of those 5 bags can be dark! The remaining garbage bags used, MUST BE CLEAR.

 

Clear Garbage Bag Reminder Notice 2017

 

Month of August 2017

 

 

 

During the 2017 Trashformer Program, the Trashformers' have been asked to track and compile data on the following information this summer:

• Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris.
• The weight of these materials removed from our streets and public areas.

 

The Trashformer Team will also compile data on the following litter items listed below during this season’s program:

Refundable items
Fast food wrappers
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarettes butts
Sharps (needles)

 

The Trashformers will also note any odd or unusual items they pickup each week from the community.

 

 

Month of August

 

WEEK 11: Trashformer Program Update for Monday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 2017

 

 

57 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 57 garbage bags they filled was 118 kg or 0.12 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

160                         Refundable beverage containers
845                         Fast food wrappers
730                         Hot drink cups
43                           Cold drink cups
295                         Cigarette packages
57                           Cigarette butts
1                             Safe Sharps Container filled with needles

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017 included:

1 safe sharps container filled with needles
A wooden chest
A window frame
250 bottle caps
Children’s CD
Several yoga mats
Several hockey pucks

 

 

WEEK 12: Trashformer Program Update for Monday, August 7, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

 

59 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 59 garbage bags they filled was 225 kg or 0.23 tonnes.

The Trashformer’s picked up:


114                         Refundable beverage containers
550                         Fast food wrappers
1,040                      Hot drink cups
140                         Cold drink cups
265                         Cigarette packages
50                           Cigarette butts
11                           loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of August 7, 2017 to August 11, 2017 included:


1 bag of refundable items
Handcuffs
A chair
Christmas stocking
A bath tub

 

 

Month of August:         Statistical Results

 

Trashformer Program Results for Month of August: Monday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 11, 2017

 

The 2017 Trashformer Program started on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. During the month of August, Sara Hamilton, Jonah Hudec, Jesse MacIntyre, Christine MacDonald and Nick Collishaw have filled 116 garbage bags with litter and debris. The total weight of the contents contained in the 116 garbage bags they filled was 343 kg or 0.34 tonnes.

 

Between Monday, July 31, 2017 and Friday, August 11, 2017 the Trashformer’s have removed:

274                    Refundable beverage containers
1,395                 Fast food wrappers
1,770                 Hot drink cups
183                    Cold drink cups
560                    Cigarette packages
107                    Cigarettes butts
11                      Loose sharps (needles)
1                        Filled Safe Sharps Container

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community during the month of August included:

A window frame
250 bottle caps
Several hockey pucks
Christmas stocking
Several yoga mats
A wooden chest
One filled safe sharps container
A crib

 

 

For more information on litter prevention in CBRM, phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

 

 

 

Curbside Collection Schedules & Waste Separation Guides

 

CBRM 2017-2018 Collection Calendar Waste Separation Guide

 

CBRM 2016-2017 Collection Calendar and Waste Separation Guide

Month of July 2017

 

During the 2017 Trashformer Program, the Trashformers' have been asked to track and compile data on the following information this summer:

• Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris.
• The weight of these materials removed from our streets and public areas.

 

The Trashformer Team will also compile data on the following litter items listed below during this season’s program:

Refundable items
Fast food wrappers
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarettes butts
Sharps (needles)

 

The Trashformers will also note any odd or unusual items they pickup each week from the community.

 

 

 

 

WEEK 7 of the Trashformer Program: Tuesday, July  4 to Friday, July 7, 2017

 

68 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 68 garbage bags they filled was 290 kg or 0.29 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

185                            Refundable beverage containers
545                            Fast food wrappers
640                            Hot drink cups
102                           Cold drink cups
264                           Cigarette packages
125                           Cigarette butts
0                               Loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 4 to July 7, 2017 included:

Baby strollers
Car parts
Vehicle seats
Shingles

 

 

WEEK 8 of the Trashformer Program:   Monday, July 10 to Friday, July 14, 2017

 

101 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 101 garbage bags they filled was 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

185                           Refundable beverage containers
1,045                        Fast food wrappers
1,315                        Hot drink cups
218                          Cold drink cups
410                          Cigarette packages
108                          Cigarette butts
4                              Loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 10 to July 14, 2017 included:

Lots of styrofoam
1         propane tank
1         satellite box
2         shopping carts
248     “weed baggies”

 

 

WEEK 9 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, July 17 to Friday, July 21, 2017

 

102 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 102 garbage bags they filled was 440kg or 0.44 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

170                  Refundable beverage containers
1,105               Fast food wrappers
1,030               Hot drink cups
155                  Cold drink cups
470                  Cigarette packages
156                  Cigarette butts
3                      loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 17 to July 21, 2017 included:

720                 bottle caps
1                     vacuum
1                     crib
1                     lawn chair
                       Inflatable pool toys
                       Skidoo skis
1                     high chair

 

 

WEEK 10 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, July 24 to Friday, July 28, 2017

 

101 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 101 garbage bags they filled was 400kg or 0.40 tonnes.

 

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

160                Refundable beverage containers
1,010             Fast food wrappers
825                Hot drink cups
162                Cold drink cups
375                Cigarette packages
120                Cigarette butts
1                    Loose needle

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of July 24 to July 28, 2017 included:

1                   microwave
1                   hockey stick
1                   kiddie’s pool
1                   tv set
1                  elliptical
1                  lawn chair

 

 

Month of July Statistical Results

 

Trashformer Program Results for Month of July: Tuesday, July 4 to Friday, July 28, 2017

 

The 2017 Trashformer Program started on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. During the month of July, Sara Hamilton, Jonah Hudec, Jesse MacIntyre, Christine MacDonald and Nick Collishaw have filled 340 garbage bags with litter and debris. The total weight of the contents contained in the 340 garbage bags they filled was 1,440kg or 1.44 tonnes.

 

Between Tuesday, July 4, 2017 and Friday, July 28, 2017 the Trashformer’s have removed:

700                    Refundable beverage containers
3,705                 Fast food wrappers
3,810                 Hot drink cups
637                    Cold drink cups
1,519                 Cigarette packages
509                    Cigarettes butts
8                        Loose sharps (needles)

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community during the month of July included:

Car parts
Hockey stick
Pool inflatable toys
microwave
crib

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on litter prevention in CBRM, phone the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

 

Month of May & June 2017

 

During the 2017 Trashformer Program, the Trashformers' have been asked to track and compile data on the following information this summer:

  • Number of garbage bags filled with litter and debris.
  • The weight of these materials removed from our streets and public areas.

 

The Trashformer's will also be tracking common litter items they pick up. The common items which will be tracked include:

Refundables (glass, plastic bottles & cans)
Fast food packaging
Hot drink cups
Cold drink cups
Cigarette packages
Cigarette Butts

 

Month of May & June

Week 1 of the Trashformer Program: Tuesday, May 23 to Friday May 26, 2017

 

68 bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. 

The total weight of the contents contained in the 68 bags they filled during Week 1 was 540 kgs or 0.54 tonnes.

 

The Trashformers picked up:

 

  97           Refundable items
578           Fast food wrappers
615           Hot drink cups
400           Cold drink cups
122           Cigarette packages
118           Cigarette butts
100           Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items that the Trashformers removed from their cleanup area's during their first week included:

 

Clothing
1 Bicycle
Shingles
2 full bags of potatoes
Headphones
Wooden chairs
VHS tapes
Children's dolls
2 televisions
1 radio

 

 

Week 2 of the Trashformer Program:  Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 2, 2017

 

91 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 91 bags they filled during Week 2 was 530 kg or 0.53 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

 

127                Refundable beverage containers
870                Fast food wrappers
1,015             Hot drink cups
205                Cold drink cups
202                Cigarette packages
66                  Cigarette butts
16                  Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of May 29 to June 2, 2017 included:

 

2 bicycles
1 toaster
1 air mattress
shingles
1 scooter
1 lawn mower
1 bag of styrofoam
chairs
1 radio

 

Week 3 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, 2017

 

134 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 134 bags they filled during Week 3 was 730 kg or 0.73 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer’s picked up:

 

145      Refundable beverage containers
1,005   Fast food wrappers
895      Hot drink cups
235      Cold drink cups
145      Cigarette packages
433      Cigarette butts
11        Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June 5 to June 9, 2017 included:

 

2 toasters
1 computer monitor
80+ tin cans
10 bags of kitty litter
1 muffler
2 barbeques
2 kettles
1 lamp
1 radio

 

Week 4 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, June 12 to Friday, June 16, 2017

 

 

93 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 93 bags they filled during Week 4 was 580 kg or 0.58 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

155   Refundable beverage containers
748   Fast food wrappers
805   Hot drink cups
100   Cold drink cups
205   Cigarette packages
  14   Cigarette butts
    6   Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June 12 to June 16, 2017 included:

1 toaster oven
1 deep fryer
1 furnace
1 set of car keys
1 car bumper
1 sled
3 paint cans
1 chair
1 bottle of mercury
5 laundry detergent jugs
1 kettle
1 Nintendo controller
1 sled
1 ironing board

 

 

Week 5 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, June 19 to Friday, June 23, 2017

 

105 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 105 bags they filled during Week 5 was 630 kg or 0.63 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

 

197 Refundable beverage containers
1,440 Fast food wrappers
1,460 Hot drink cups
47 Cold drink cups
320 Cigarette packages
536 Cigarette butts
5 Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June19 to June 23, 2017 included:

 

1  hamster cage & ball
2  office chairs
Wedding photographs
1  Surf board
$ 25.00 in change

 

 

Week 6 of the Trashformer Program: Monday, June 26 to Friday, June 30, 2017

 

90 garbage bags were filled with litter and debris and disposed of at the Waste Management Facility by the Trashformers. The total weight of the contents contained in the 90 bags they filled during Week 6 was 420 kg or 0.42 tonnes.

 

The Trashformer's picked up:

 

176           Refundable beverage containers
900           Fast food wrappers
875           Hot drink cups
91             Cold drink cups
295           Cigarette packages
153           Cigarette butts
0               Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the uncommon items the Trashformer’s removed from their cleanup area's during the week of June 26 to June 30, 2017 included:

 

1/2  iPhone
1  video game
1 pair of sunglasses
A large amount of plastic cable wire covering
A couple of garden hoses
4 baby strollers

 

 

Trashformer Program Progress: Month of May/June (Tuesday, May 23, 2017 to Friday, June 30, 2017)

 

 

The Trashformer's have filled 581 garbage bags with litter and debris. The total weight of the contents contained in the 581 garbage bags they filled was 3,430 kg or 3.43 tonnes.

 

Between May 23, 2017 and June 30, 2017 the Trashformer’s have removed:

897                               Refundable beverage containers
2,430                            Fast food wrappers
5,665                            Hot drink cups
1,078                            Cold drink cups
1,289                            Cigarette packages
1,320                            Cigarettes butts
138                               Sharps (needles)

 

Some of the more unusual pieces of litter removed from the community this month included:

baby strollers
hamster cage
furnace
surf board
bottle of mercury
video game and controller
kettle