Residential waste can be separated into four separate waste streams:
• Recyclable containers
• Paper products
• Compostable material (green cart)
• Regular refuse for disposal
• Labels do not have to be removed
• Please remove caps, straws, etc...
• Rinse out all containers
• Paper recyclables go in a blue bag
• Cardboard must be clean and dry
• Cardboard should be flattened, bundled and tied no larger than 2ft by 3ft by 8in.
Download and print "Sort" sheets here:
Garbage Organics Paper Plastics and Containers Redeemables
CBRM now has a new solid waste by-law. For
many residents and commercial and institutional businesses,
this could require a change to the way they currently dispose
of recyclables and waste materials. Click the button below to view a PDF of the
CBRM Solid Waste Resource Management By-Law.
CBRM'S Waste Separation Guide
CBRM Residence now has:
• A mandatory blue bag program for households
and apartment units.
• Blue Bags must be curbside and visible before 8:00 a.m. on collection
• Collection from a multi-unit dwelling changed. A max of 30 garbage bags
will be collected bi-weekly from each complex at curbside.
• Plastic grocery bags should not be used for curbside collection.
• A maximum of 5 garbage bags per household can be placed out on collection
• There is no limit to the amount of blue bags placed at curbside during
blue bag collection day.
• Boxes and bins used for garbage collection must be maintained and kept
in good condition. Bins should be rodent and animal proof.
Failure to comply with these new regulations may result in your garbage and recyclables being left at the curb. Garbage bags may be randomly checked for recyclables. Garbage bags containing recyclables may be tagged with a rejection sticker and left to be properly sorted by the homeowner. Remember it's important to Recycle Right!
To find out when your garbage or recyclables are collected, click here.
ACAP Cape Breton's Electronic Exchange Program (EEP) accepts most working electronics which are then refurbished and redistributed to the general public during our yearly electronics raffle. For more information click HERE.
Glossy paper is recycled and placed in Blue Bag #2.
Empty paint can be placed in the garbage whereas leftover
paint can be taken to your nearest Enviro Depot or the
HSW Depot located at 345 Gulf Crescent in Sydport.
Aerosol cans (and any other product with an explosive warning
symbol) is considered Household Special Waste (HSW).
HSW products should be brought to the CBRM HSW depot
located at 345 Gulf Cresent in Sydport. Industrial, Commercial
and Institutional waste is NOT accepted. Residential
Industrial, Commercial and Institutional
waste is NOT accepted. Residential waste only, please.
Although Styrofoam is recyclable, CBRM does not have the
facilities to recycle Styrofoam. It is not feasible to
transport it to the nearest Styrofoam recycling facility
because of its very low density.
Broken glass is thrown out in the garbage. It has to be contained
properly so any of the glass will not be exposed, preventing
bodily injury. This can be done by placing in a box and
taping shut, or even placed in a javex bottle. Please
be sure to label that the material is broken glass.
Any hazardous waste fluids can be brought back to the point
of sale to be recycled, free of charge.
These are thrown out in the garbage, but make sure they're
not placed on the outside of the bag to prevent breakage. Florescent tubes can be brought to the RHSW depot located at 345 Gulf Crescent Sydport Industrial Park. Please report to the office upon arrival. Contact number 564-8104
You can return up to 4 tires to your nearest automotive center
for disposal, free of charge.
This is thrown in the garbage because the material it
is made with is not recyclable.
Appliances are taken to the municipal incinerator.
These are taken to the CBRM Waste Management Facility. See bottom of page for contact and location information.
Imporatant: any white metal appliances such as fridges that are
left sitting until being brought to the CBRM Waste Management Facility should
have their doors taken off to prevent people getting trapped
This is thrown in the garbage.
These are ripped up and placed in Blue Bag #2. Note that
these pieces MUST be clean and free of stains.
Household batteries are brought to Green Island Recycling
Facility. Rechargeable batteries are brought to participating
retailers. Car batteries are brought to their point of
sale or a scrap dealer.
Used/old household appliances (stoves, fridges, washing machines,
freezers, etc) are considered heavy garbage. You can dispose
of these items at the CBRM Soild Waste Management Facility
on SPAR Rd or wait until heavy garbage collection held
throughout CBRM in Spring.
For more information on CBRM SOLID WASTE please visit www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste.html
*Note - Not all locations provide refunds.