Solid Waste Management Information


About the Solid Waste Department

The Solid Waste Department oversees Solid Waste Management in CBRM. The department is responsible for collecting, managing, processing, disposing and/or shipping solid waste generated by the Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sectors.

The department accepts, manages, processes and properly ships or disposes, of Construction and Demolition Debris. A tipping fee is assigned to the C&D materials received from the ICI sector.

Waste Management Site 2020 October 



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Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban:

The province of Nova Scotia is banning the Single-Use Plastic Bag! Starting October 30, 2020, businesses will not be allowed 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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Curbside Collection Disposal Reminder:

Residents are reminded tissues, masks, disinfecting wipes, disposable gloves and bathroom products (i.e. hygiene products, diapers) get disposed of in with your regular garbage. These items do not get disposed of in the blue bags or in the green cart

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

The Waste Management Facility located 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 is a five bag limit.  However,  during the Covid-19 pandemic, residents can place two dark bags in the five bag limit.

Solid Waste Management Facility: Location and Hours of Operation


The Solid Waste Management Facility is located on  145 Sydney Port Access Road (Spar Road) in Sydney.

Hours of Operation

The Facility is OPEN from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday and remains CLOSED each Sunday and Monday.

Waste Disposal Tipping Fee Schedule:  Effective April 1, 2020

Waste Disposl Tipping Fee Schedule

Solid Waste Management Administration Office

The Administration Office is open 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Waste Management Hotline

Residents who have questions are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902) 567-1337. Educators are available to respond to inquiries f8:30am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday.  Residents who phone after hours are encouraged to leave their name, telephone number and a message so an educator can return your call on the next business day.

Contacting the Solid Waste Department 

Waste Management Hotline:  (902) 567-1337

CBRM Website:

Solid Waste Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twitter: @CBRMgov

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