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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.

There's an app for that...

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

New Location for Electronics Recycling

The Youth Live Enviro-Depot at 947 Mitchell St. is now accepting a wide variety of electronic devices. See for a complete list. Dropping off your electronics at this location supports the Youth Live program which provides hands-on work experience for at risk youth.

Leaf & Yard Waste

Large paper leaf and yard waste bags are the only bags permitted for collection of excess leaf and yard waste. This is to reduce the amount of plastic contamination in our compost product.

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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