Waste Collection Day Change Notices

Notice

Please be advised neighbourhoods in a portion of the Halifax Peninsula and Halifax Armdale areas have changed waste collection days effective April 13 and 14 respectively.

Residents in the affected areas on the Halifax Peninsula, currently receiving waste collection on Wednesday, will have their new collection day as Tuesday.

Residents in the affected areas in Halifax Armdale, currently receiving waste collection on Friday, will have their new collection day as Wednesday.

Neighbourhoods in the Hammonds Plains area and select Bedford areas will be changing scheduled waste collection days, effective July 7, 8, and 9 respectively.

For detailed information and a list of streets/areas affected please click the neighbourhood below:

Halifax Peninsula

Halifax Armdale

Hammonds Plains 

Rutledge St & Union St area of Bedford

Portion of Bedford

Questions & Answers for Solid Waste Collection Day Changes

What is occurring in terms of collection day changes?

Portion of Halifax Peninsula
A neighbourhood in a portion of the Halifax Peninsula (Bayers Rd to Windsor St area) is changing collection day effective Tuesday, April 13, 2021. 

Portion of Halifax Armdale
A neighbourhood in the Halifax Armdale area is changing collection day effective Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
Notices have been distributed to residents on the affected streets during the two weeks prior to the collection day changes.

Portion of Hammonds Plains area
A neighbourhood in a portion of Hammonds Plains area (portion of Lucasville Rd, Glen Arbour, Pockwock Rd area) is changing collection day effective Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Rutlege & Union St area
A neighbourhood in the Rutledge & Union St area of Bedford is changing collection day effective Thursday, July 8, 2021

Portion of Bedford
A neighbourhood in a portion of Bedford (both sides of Bedford Highway from Hammonds Plains Rd northeast to Meadowbrook Dr) is changing collection day effective Friday, July 9.

Notices are being distributed to residents on the affected streets in the two to three weeks prior to the collection day changes.
 

When is this occurring?

The collection day changes have occurred in Halifax Peninsula and Halifax Armdale over the period April 13 and April 14, 2021, respectfully.

The collection day changes in the portion of Bedford area, Ruledge & Union St area, and the portion of Hammonds Plains area are occuring over the period of July 7 to July 9, 2021.

Who is affected by the change and where is it occurring?

Five neighbourhoods are changing, with notices delivered door-to-door to those residents who are affected. 
A two-sided yellow notice provides the list of streets and timing on one side and a map of the streets in the Bayers Rd to Windsor St area that are changing on the back side. 
A two-sided blue notice provides the list of streets and timing on one side and a map of the streets in the Armdale area of Halifax that are changing on the back side. 

A two-sided orange notice provides the list of streets and timing on one side and a map of the streets in the Portion of Bedford area (both sides of Bedford Highway from Hammonds Plains Rd northeast to Meadowbrook Dr) that are changing on the back side. 
A two-sided green notice provides the list of streets and timing on one side and a map of the streets in the Rutledge St & Union St area of Bedford that are changing on the back side.
A two-sided yellow notice provides the list of streets and timing on one side and a map of the streets in the Portion of Hammonds Plains area (portion of Lucasville Rd, Glen Arbour, Pockwock Rd area) that are changing on the back side.

The notices are being delivered door-to-door in a paper Notice envelope.

Why is the change occurring?

These changes are happening to better balance the number of households that are provided collection services on each day in the collection areas.  The changes should enhance timeliness of municipal collection services and balance the number of households serviced on each collection day.

Will this impact my collection time through the day as well as changing my collection day?

Yes, residents in the affected areas should expect their collection times to vary in comparison to their current collection time (i.e. prior to the collection day change).  Residents must place materials out by 7:00 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection.