Curbside Collection Schedule

Your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule


The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection notices, updates or cancellations to the following sections:

Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations:

Storm:  Waste Collection Information:

Solid Waste News:


Updates and Notices

IMPORTANT SOLID WASTE UPDATE: 2021 Heavy Garbage Collection

NO Date has been decided, as of yet, for the 2021 heavy garbage collection. Any resident who has placed heavy garbage out for collection is asked to remove it from the curb.


Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship Deadline Extended

Due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions implemented province-wide, Divert NS has extended the deadline to submit applications for the Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship competition.

Please encourage your Grade 12 students who are passionate about the planet not to miss out on the chance to apply to the Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship. The new deadline for submissions is **12am MAY 9, 2021**.

For more information on the requirements for this Scholarship, interested students are encouraged to visit the Divert Website

 Scholarship deadline extended 2021

Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The province of Nova Scotia has banned the Single-Use Plastic Bag! As of October 30, 2020, businesses are no longer permitted to hand out 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:

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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.

Important Reminder:
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.

HHW material for website


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

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You are also encouraged to contact the Solid Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337.



Disclaimer: The information provided is based on our current records and we do not accept responsibility if the information is incorrect.