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.
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: Rude To Our Food:
Check out the Divert NS's new Rude to Our Food Campaign. The videos and lesson plans are now available at https://divertns.ca/education/fighting-food-waste .
The videos can also be accessed directly from the Divert NS YouTube channel.
New Solid Waste Collection App
Solid Waste Education:
Grade 12 Divert NS Champion of The Environment Scholarship Opportunity: 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 http://divertns.ca/education/scholarship-competition
Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban:
The province of Nova Scotia has banned the Single-Use Plastic Bag! Since 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: www.novascotia.ca/single-use-plastic-bag-ban/
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
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, 2021
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: www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste
Facebook: CBRM Official Site