Non-Acceptable Heavy Garbage Material
Date of the 2021 Heavy Garbage Collection: Monday, June 21, 2021
The 2021 heavy garbage collection is scheduled to start on Monday, June 21. Please avoid placing your materials to the curb too early. We encourage you to wait until the weekend of June 19 and June 20.
The items listed below Will Not Be Collected during Heavy Garbage Collection. All non-acceptable heavy garbage items placed curbside, will be left uncollected for a resident to remove from the curb.
Electronics including microwaves, gaming systems, GPS systems, desk top computers, portable computers, tablets, monitors, computer monitors, peripheral, desktop printers, televisions, personal/portable audio & video play back and recording systems, vehicle audio/video systems, home theatre in a box (HTB) systems, home audio/video systems non-cellular telephones & cellular devices:
Residents who have old or unwanted electronics they no longer need, can drop them off at no charge to any local Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA) Drop-Off Centre. There are four local Drop-Off Centres located in CBRM:
- Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.: 204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay B1A 4W5 (902) 578-3418
- Total Recycling Ltd.: 50 Industrial Drive, Sydney B1P 7E7 (902) 564-5173
- Keltic Recycling Inc.: 434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River B1L-1B8 (902) 562-4008
- North Sydney Recycling Ltd.: 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney B2A 358 (902) 241-3004
Residents can also visit: https://www.recyclemyelectronics.ca/ns/where-can-i-recycle/ for more information on Nova Scotia's Electronic Recycling Program
Residential Hazardous Waste Material:
Residents who have hazardous waste items to dispose of, can drop these items off free-of- charge to CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Depot. CBRM's Hazardous Waste Depot is located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville. Please report to the Administrative Office upon arrival.
Some examples of household special waste items would include:
||empty oil containers
|empty paint cans
||empty glycol containers
||mercury containing products
||1 pound propane cylinders
Hazardous waste items should be returned inside their original containers with labels intact.
Propane Tanks/Propane Cylinders:
Residents are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for disposal options for larger propane tanks and propane cylinders.
Residents who have fluorescent lights to dispose of can drop these lights off free-of- charge year round to CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Depot located at 345 Gulf Crescent, Edwardsville.
Asphalt Roofing Shingles:
Residents who have asphalt roofing shingles to dispose of can bring these items free-of- charge year round to CBRM's Waste Management Facility located on 145 Spar Road in Sydney.
Residents who have vehicle parts to dispose of are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for disposal options.
On-road motor vehicle tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under have been banned from Nova Scotia landfills since 1996. Residents who have vehicle tires to dispose of can return up to four regulated used tires with a rim size of 24.5" or under at one time to any tire retailer in the province at no cost. Tires must be off the rims and free of mud and debris.
Tires that are part of the Used Tire Recycling Management Program include:
|All Passenger and Light Truck Tires including all on-road motor-cycle, camper and trailer tires.
|Highway truck, tractor, and trailer tires not exceeding 24.5 inches.
Please contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337 for information on the proper disposal of other types of tires. Residents can also contact Divert NS at 1-877-313-7732 or online at https://divertns.ca/recycling/what-goes-where/tires
Leaf and Yard Waste:
Large trees, stumps and Branches will not be collected.
Large trees, stumps and branches can be dropped off free-of-charge at the Waste Management Site on Spar Road in Sydney Tuesday to Saturday from 8am to 4pm.
Leftover/Unused Paint Products & Empty Paint Cans:
Residents who have unwanted or left over paint, paint aerosols or empty paint containers/cans may return these products free of charge to any Enviro-Depot TM in CBRM.
The paint products accepted in this program include:
|Interior and exterior: water-based (e.g. Latex, acrylic) and oil-based (e.g. alkyd, enamel) consumer paint
|Deck and floor coating (including elastomeric)
|Varnishes and urethanes (single-component)
|Concrete and masonry paint
|Undercoats and primers (e.g. metal, wood etc.)
|Marine paint (unless registered under Pest Control Product Act)
|Melamine, metal and anti-rust paints, stains and shellacs
|Swimming pool paint (single-component)
|Stain blocking paint
|Wood, masonry, driveway sealers and water repellant (non-tar based or bitumen based)
|Paint aerosols of all types are accepted, including automotive, craft and industrial products
|Empty paint cans and/or paint containers. Labels and lids must remain on these containers
For more information on accepted products and to find a collection site near you, visit
When dropping off your paint remember:
Paint must be in its original container, tightly sealed with the labels affixed.
Do not mix different types of paint products together. Our recycling locations can’t accept paint which has been mixed with other products
You can bring up to 10 containers of paint or 50 spray cans at a time (no larger than 25 litres for paint or 680g / 24oz for paint aerosols)
Empty paint cans are now accepted for drop-off.
The Enviro-Depots located in CBRM include:
|Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.
||204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
|New Waterford Recyclers
||5559 Union Highway, River Ryan
|Keltic Recycling Inc.
||434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
|North Sydney Recycling Ltd.
||66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney
||50 Industrial Drive, Sydney
|Triple B Recycler
||448 Prince Street, Sydney