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Victoria Day Collection & Processing Services

A reminder to residents of HRM that there will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection services on Monday, May 19, 2014.  Collection services for that day will be provided the next day, Saturday, May 17, 2014.

The Otter Lake Waste Processing and Disposal Facilities, the two Composting Facilities and the HRM Recycling Plant will be closed on Monday, May 19th but will be open on Saturday, May 17 with regular operating hours.

Collection can begin as early as 7:00 am.  To ensure collection, residents may place materials curbside the evening prior.

HRM’s residential Household Special Waste (HSW) Depot will be Closed Saturday, May 17, but will be Open on Saturday, May 24 from 9 am to 4 pm.



Proposed Changes to Curbside Collection

Looking for additional information on proposed changes to curbide collection? Visit our FAQ page or send an email to

Please note these changes have not been approved and no changes have taken effect.

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Buying or Selling a House?

  • Remember, the mini-bin and green cart are assigned to the property - they stay even if you move.  Ask your real estate to include this as a condition in the purchase & sale agreement.  Be sure to inspect the bins to ensure they are undamaged. 
  • If your property was never assigned a cart or if it requires repairs, please call 311.



Plastic Recycling

Wondering what kind of plastic we recycle in HRM?