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Garbage & Recycling

Collection schedules and guides for garbage, green cart, recycling and household special waste. Learn “what goes where?” and facility hours of operation. Find education programs.


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.

There's an app for that...

Download the Halifax Recycles app to find out what goes where and confirm your collection day.

Collection Day Changes

Do you live in Sober Island, Sheet Harbour, Watt Section, Malay Falls & Trafalgar area? Please note collection days are changing for a few areas in early October. Check the notices and maps to see if your collection is changing.

What Goes Where

Find garbage, green cart and recycling schedules and set up collection reminders. Try our new web widget to search what goes where.


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

University Students

Recycling: Easier than researching your advanced Epistemology term paper. Reducing your impact on the environment is simple. Sorting info & collection schedules.

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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