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.


 

Northside Public Drop-Off Site: OPEN Saturday, September 3, 2022

The Northside Public Drop-Off site located off King Street in North Sydney will be open on Saturday, September 3 from 8am to 2:45pm.

 

2022 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites:  Now open for the season until Mid-November


The weekly seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites open one day a week between mid-May and mid-November in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford are now open for the season.  For more information on the seasonal schedule for the leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-drop-off-sites-seasonal-schedule.html To find out what's accepted for disposal at the season leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-waste.html

Leaf and yard waste picture 2021

Curbside Collection Disposal Reminder:

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


Curbside Collection:

The number of garbage bags permitted curbside per week is a five bag limit.  Residents are permitted to substitute one clear garbage bag with one dark bag each week.

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 your area’s scheduled collection day. In an effort to protect the health and safety of our waste collectors, 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.

blue bag collection 

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.

 

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.  You are also encouraged to download the Solid Waste App from the Apple Store or Google Play Store.  Check it out to sign up for weekly collection notifications, updates and/or to view you area's collection schedule.  You can also visit the website to down load.  Visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste