Collection Notices/Cancellations

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.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDER: HEAVY GARBAGE COLLECTION

Attention CBRM Residents,

Hurricane Teddy is forecasted to arrive in CBRM on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Those with heavy garbage at the curb need to remove their materials until after the storm. It is your responsibility to ensure your materials do not cause a hazard.

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.

Important Solid Waste Updates:

Waste Management Facility on SPAR Road: Now Open to the General Public

The Waste Management Facility on Spar Road in Sydney has resumed regular operating hours Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm. In an effort to protect our solid waste staff and the public from the Covid-19 virus, we ask you continue to practice proper social distancing of 2 meters and not approach our staff while on site. Please expect delays as there will be a limited number of vehicles permitted on site at one time. To reduce lineups, we encourage those who can store materials until things return to normal, to continue to do this.


Curbside Collection:

The number of garbage bags permitted curbside per week has returned to a five bag limit. However,  during the Covid-19 Pandemic, residents can place two dark bags in the five bag limit.


Heavy Garbage Collection: Monday, September 28, 2020

CBRM’s municipal-wide residential heavy garbage collection starts on Monday, September 28, 2020. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy or bulky household items placed to the curb no later than 6am on Monday, September 28.

Please do not place your materials to the curb for this collection until the weekend of September 25-27, 2020.

Dresser Drawers 2020

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 

Curbside Collection Schedule for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Blue Bag Collection Schedule for the Tuesday, September 22, 2020 to Saturday, September 26, 2020 is WHITE.  

To determine which color represents your area’s blue bag collection week during your area's collection day, you are encouraged to:
• Contact the Hotline (902) 567-1337
• Visit http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/garbage.html

September 2020 blue bag schedule

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.

Curbside Collection Notices:

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.

SEASONAL LEAF AND YARD DROP-OFF SITES

 

The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites that operate one day a week in CBRM are scheduled to open the Week of May 15, 2016.  The drop-Off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford will remain open one day a week until the Week of November 13.