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Garbage & Recycling

Find information on Halifax's solid waste management programs, including waste collection schedules, facility information and what goes where.

Shred Instead Event

On May 13, residents are invited to bring personal documents to a mobile truck in the Mic Mac Mall parking lot to be shredded and recycled.

Backyard Composter Sale

On Saturday, May 27 you can purchase a backyard compost bin for $25. 9 am to 3 pm (rain or shine) Bedford Place Mall Parking lot.

What Goes Where

Try our new web widget to find garbage, green cart and recycling schedules search what goes where. Links to download smartphone and tablet app.


Grasscycling is a best practice for a healthy lawn. Clippings return valuable nutrients, like nitrogen, potassium and phosphprus to the soil, reducing the need to fertilize.


Participate in Curbside Give Away weekend, "green” your special event or organize a litter pick up in your community.

Household Special Waste

Find out where to take your hazardous materials, electronics, sharps and batteries. Locate a mobile drop-off event in your community.

Business Waste

Tips on how to integrate recycling and organics collection into your waste collection program. How to manage construction & demolition debris.

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