Mobile special waste depot events



Residents looking to dispose of household special waste not acceptable for curbside collection can bring their materials to the mobile special waste depot events happening this summer. The next events will be held:

When: Saturday, July 2

Where: Cole Harbour Place, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Cole Harbour

When: Saturday, July 9

Where: BMO Centre, 61 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford

When: Saturday, July 16

Where: Harrietsfield Elementary, 1150 Old Sambro Road, Harrietsfield

When: Saturday, July 30

Where: Saint Mary's University, 960 Tower Road, Halifax

When: Saturday, August 13

Where: Marine Drive Academy, 479 Church Point Road, Sheet Harbour

When: Saturday, August 27

Where: Harold T Barrett Junior High School, 862 Beaver Bank Road, Beaver Bank

The mobile drop-off depot will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place rain or shine.

Materials accepted at the household drop-off depot include:

  • leftover corrosive cleaners
  • pesticides/herbicides
  • gasoline
  • used motor oil (visit for more disposal options)
  • solvents
  • thinners
  • pharmaceuticals and drugs
  • aerosol cans containing hazardous substances
  • barbecue propane tanks
  • small propane cylinders (for example, those used for camp stoves and propane torches)
  • batteries (visit for a full list of retail drop-off locations for batteries and cell phones)
  • leftover liquid paint (paint and empty paint cans may also be returned to any Enviro-Depot. Please visit for locations and hours of operation)

The municipality also operates a permanent Household Special Waste Depot at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive. Drop-off times are on most Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The permanent Household Special Waste Depot will be closed on July 2 but will reopen on July 9. The household special waste drop-off depots are open only to residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Commercial, waste is not permitted.

For more information on Halifax’s solid waste program including updates on future depot events, please visit the website, download the Halifax Recycles app or call 311.