Curbside Collection Schedule
Your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule
CURBSIDE COLLECTION NOTICES, UPDATES OR CANCELLATIONS
The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection notices, updates or cancellations to the following sections:
Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations: https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/collection-notices-cancellations.html
Storm: Waste Collection Information: http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/storm-waste-collection-information.html
Solid Waste News: http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/solid-waste-news-2.html
To view CBRM's Waste Separation Guide and Curbside Collection Information Guides in English, French, Hindi, Manderian or Ukraine click the following links:
FREE Safe Sharps Drop-Off Event: Monday, June 5, 2023 10am to 2pm
CBRM Solid Waste Is hosting a FREE used safe sharps drop-off this Monday, June 5 from 10am to 2pm at the Sydney Open Hearth Park. The parking lot is located at 177 Ferry Street, Sydney. All are welcome to come out with their used needles and other sharps. Needles do not have to be in a safe sharps containers for us to accept them. We want to provide you with a safe way to dispose of them properly.
Please remember, used needles, lancets and other sharps DO NOT get disposed of in the garbage, blue bags or green cart for disposal. If you do not have a way to dispose of needles, please give the hotline a call. The number is 902-567-1337.
Be safe with your Used Sharps and Dispose of them properly!
FREE Compost Giveaway: Saturday, June 10, 2023
A FREE Compost Giveaway will be held on Saturday, June 10 at the Waste Management Facility on 149 Spar Road in Sydney. Residents are invited to visit the site to load up with some free nutrient-rich compost. The event takes place from 8am to 3pm RAIN or SHINE.
Compost Giveaway Reminders:
• The compost giveaway begins at 8am and concludes at 3pm RAIN or SHINE.
• Bring your own shovel, gloves, bags, or containers.
• Compost must be covered with a tarp before leaving site. No persons will be permitted to leave site with exposed compost.
2023 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Schedule
The seasonal leaf and yard waste drop-off sites located in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford will open one day a week beginining the Week of May 7, 2023.
Opening Dates for Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites
North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site: Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 1pm to 6pm.
Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site: Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9am to 3pm.
New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site: Saturday, May 13, 2023 from 9am to 3pm.
Seasonal Community Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Schedule for 2023
| Community Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Location
|| Day of the Week
|| Hours of Operation
North Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site on Ferris Street, Off of King Street.
|| 1pm to 6pm
|Glace Bay Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Public Works Yard on West Avenue.
|| 9am to 3pm
|New Waterford Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Public Works Yard on Ling Street.
|| 9am to 3pm
Year-Round Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Schedule
| Year-Round Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site Location
||Day of the Week
|| Hours of Operation
| Sydney Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Site, Spar Road in Sydney
|| Tuesday to Saturday
|| 8am to 4pm
Beverage Containers: Caps can be left on!
2023 The Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship
Attention Grade 12 Students,
Applications for the annual Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship are now open. There are seven $2,500 Regional Scholarships to be won and a new $2,500 scholarship for French submissions.
Visit https://divertns.ca/champion-environment-scholarship to find out more information and details on how to apply.
Submissions will be accepted from now until 11:59pm , Sunday, April 30.
Curbside Collection Reminder: Are you Using Clear Garbage Bags?
Residents are reminded a maximum of five garbage bags can be placed out for curbside collection each week. Please remember, only one garbage bag you use should be dark. Any additional garbage bags you place out for collection each week must be CLEAR.
For more information on Garbage collection requirements visit: https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/garbage-collection.html
Northside Public Drop-Off Site: OPEN Saturday, June 3, 2023
The Northside Public Drop-Off Site located off King Street in North Sydney will be open Saturday, June 3 from 8am to 2:45pm.
Reporting a Damaged Green Cart
It is important to regularly inspect your green cart for damage. If you notice holes, openings, cracks, missing vents or wheels, cracked lifts or lid damage, please contact the Solid Waste Department to report the damage. Phoneline educators will record your information and add your civic address to the department’s Green Cart Assessment List. To contact the hotline, phone (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Curbside Collection: Weather Reminder
High winds and blustery weather conditions will make it difficult to secure collection materials curbside. If a weather forecast is predicting unfavorable conditions and it is your collection day, you can choose to hold onto your materials until your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.
- Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected 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.
If a resident decides to place materials curbside during a weather event, it is the resident’s responsibility to make sure the material remains secure at the curb.
At the end of the collection day, if material is not collected, please remove it from the curb. It is a resident’s responsibility to remove uncollected materials at the end the day.
Important Green Cart Reminder During Windstorms
Please make sure your green cart is secure during wind events.
2023 Curbside Collection Calendar
Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites
The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites located in North Sydney, New Waterford and Glace Bay have closed for the season. The sites will remain closed until Mid-May.
Residents can continue to bring tree debris and other leaf and yard waste to the Waste Management Site on SPAR road in Sydney year-round 8am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
CBRM's Illegal Dumping Program
CBC Land and Sea featured CBRM's Illegal Dumping Program on an episode of Land and Sea aired in January 2022. The feature focuses on some innovative approaches Maritimers are using to cleanup waste and illegally dumped garbage. Click the link below to view this episode.
Are you interested in picking up litter around your neighborhood? If so, contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337. The solid waste department will provide bags and gloves to individuals and groups interested in doing a litter cleanup. If we all work together, we can make a difference. Let's keep CBRM Clean and Beautiful. For more information on making litter a thing of the past, contact the hotline today!
Waste Management Facility: 2023-2024 Tipping Fee Schedule
Updates and Notices
Curbside Collection: Inclement Weather Reminder
Is your curbside collection day scheduled to happen during unfavorable weather or road conditions? If so, you can choose to hold onto your materials until your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.
- 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.
If you decide to place your materials curbside during inclement weather, it is your responsibility to make sure the material remains secure during heavy winds, if the materials become buried during snow fall, during plowing of your road or street, or placed in an area that may affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
At the end of the collection day if your material is not collected, please remove from the curb. It is your responsibility to remove any uncollected materials at the end the day.
Waste Reduction Education: Free Classroom Presentations by a Waste Reduction Educator
Do you want help teaching about reducing, reusing, and recycling, or want to book a virtual guest speaker for your classroom, business, or community group?
Contact the local waste educator for CBRM. Their services are provided for free through funding from Divert NS.
To contact a waste educator in your area, visit: https://divertns.ca/local-waste-educators
Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
Single use plastic bags are banned in Nova Scotia. As of October 30, 2020, businesses are not permitted to place a customers purchases in single-use plastic bags at checkouts. Please remember to bring your own reusable bag.
For more information on the single use plastic bag ban please visit: www.novascotia.ca/single-use-plastic-bag-ban/
CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site
Residents are reminded hazardous waste is not accepted during heavy garbage collection or during regular curbside collection. If you have these items to get rid of, you can take them to CBRM’s Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-off Site.
The HHW Depot is located:
345 Gulf Crescent
Sydport Industrial Park
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4pm
Saturdays: 8:30am to 3:30pm
HHW materials accepted at the HHW Depot includes:
Thinners, cleaners, pesticides & herbicides, small propane cylinders, kerosene, anti-freeze, solvents, oil, glycol and items containing mercury.
In an effort to follow all covid-19 guidelines in place by the province of Nova Scotia, we ask that you continue to practice proper social distancing. Masks are required when entering our building to register the materials you are dropping off for disposal.
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.
• Extra garbage bags and green cart material will be collected 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.
Contact the Solid Waste Department
You are also encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries 8:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Disclaimer: The information provided is based on our current records and we do not accept responsibility if the information is incorrect.