Garbage & Recycling
Curbside Collection Schedule
Your Garbage Day and Blue Bag Week schedule
CURBSIDE COLLECTION NOTICES, UPDATES OR CANCELLATIONS
The Solid Waste Department will post important Curbside Collection notices, updates or cancellations to the following sections:
Curbside Collection Notices/Cancellations: https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/collection-notices-cancellations.html
Storm: Waste Collection Information: http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/storm-waste-collection-information.html
Solid Waste News: http://www.cbrm.ns.ca/solid-waste-news-2.html
2022 Heavy Garbage Collection
CBRM’s municipal-wide Residential Heavy Garbage collection will start on Monday, May 30, 2022. Residents living at properties eligible for curbside collection must have their large, heavy, or bulky household items curbside no later than 6am on Monday, May 30.
For more information visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/heavygarbage
Glace Bay and New Waterford Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites: Closed Davis Day, Saturday, June 11, 2022
The seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites open each Saturday in Glace Bay and New Waterford are closed on Saturday, June 11 to honor Davis Day.
Are you interested in picking up litter around your neighborhood? If so, contact the Solid Waste Hotline at (902) 567-1337. We will provide you with bags and gloves you can use while you pick up litter. If we all work together, we can make a difference. Let's keep CBRM Clean and Beautiful. For more information on making litter a thing of the past, contact the hotline today!
Solid Waste Display: Mayflower Mall Prize Winners
Thank you to everyone who checked out the Community Green Campaign hosted at the Mayflower Mall during March Break. Congratulations to our Winners of our Community Green Campaign.
1st prize Winner- iPad Air 4th Generation Tablet was won by Mike Gillis.
2nd prize Winner of the $500 Mayflower Mall Gift Certificates was won by Jaelynn Hennessey.
Ballots were drawn by Constable Arnold McKinnon.
Waste Management Facility: 2022-2023 Tipping Fee Schedule
CBRM Waste Separation Guide and Collection Information
Updates and Notices
Northside Public Drop-Off Site: Open Saturday, June 4, 2022
The Northside Public Drop-Off site located off of King Street in North Sydney is open on Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 8am to 2:45pm.
Curbside Collection: Inclement Weather Reminder
Is your curbside collection day scheduled to happen during unfavorable weather or road conditions? If so, you can choose to hold onto your materials until your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.
- EXTRA garbage bags and green cart material will be collected on your area’s next regularly scheduled collection day.
- Blue bags will be collected on your area's next regularly scheduled blue bag collection week.
If you decide to place your materials curbside during inclement weather, it is your responsibility to make sure the material remains secure during heavy winds, if the materials become buried during snow fall, during plowing of your road or street, or placed in an area that may affect vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
At the end of the collection day if your material is not collected, please remove from the curb. It is your responsibility to remove any uncollected materials at the end the day.
2022 Seasonal Leaf and Yard Drop-Off Sites: Now open for the season until Mid-November
The weekly seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites open one day a week between mid-May and mid-November in North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford are now open for the season. For more information on the seasonal schedule for the leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-drop-off-sites-seasonal-schedule.html To find out what's accepted at the seasonal leaf and yard drop-off sites visit https://www.cbrm.ns.ca/leaf-and-yard-waste.html
Waste Reduction Education: Free Classroom Presentations by a Waste Reduction Educator
Do you want help teaching about reducing, reusing, and recycling, or want to book a virtual guest speaker for your classroom, business, or community group?
Contact the local waste educator for CBRM. Their services are provided for free through funding from Divert NS.
To contact a waste educator in your area, visit: https://divertns.ca/local-waste-educators
Nova Scotia Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban
Single use plastic bags are banned in Nova Scotia. As of October 30, 2020, businesses are not permitted to place a customers purchases in 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/
CBRM's Residential Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Site:
Residents 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.
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.
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
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.