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 


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 .

The videos can also be accessed directly from the Divert NS YouTube channel.

New curriculm package for Grade 6 Students Website 2021


New Solid Waste Collection App

 Have you checked out CBRMs new Solid Waste

Remembering blue bag collection schedule 2021


Solid Waste Education:

Primary to Grade 6 social media post

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

Scholarship deadline extended 2021


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:

Plastic Bag Ban Image

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


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, 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:

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

Twitter: @CBRMgov

Facebook: CBRM Official Site