Garbage & Recycling

Curbside Collection Schedule

your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule



Updates and Notices


The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection NOTICES, UPDATES or CANCELLATIONS to the following sections:

Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations: cancellations.html

Storm:  Waste Collection Information:

Solid Waste News:


CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site:

As you prepare for CBRM’s residential heavy garbage collection, which begins on Monday September 28, 2020, you 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


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.


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

The Blue Bag Collection Schedule for 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

September 2020 blue bag schedule


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

If you have any questions or comments concerning this information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.