Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that effective immediately clear and orange plastic bags, in addition to large paper bags, will be accepted for the curbside collection of excess leaf and yard waste materials.
Excess leaf and yard waste materials were to be placed curbside in paper bags only as part of a number of amendments to By-law S-600 Respecting Solid Waste Collection and Disposal, that came into effect on August 1, 2015. However, the program changes have been so successful that local retailers have been unable to keep up with high demand for the large paper bags, and we understand residents are struggling to properly prepare this material for collection curbside.
The municipality will reintroduce the requirement to use only large paper bags for excess leaf and yard waste in the spring 2016. This will allow more time for our retailers to ensure they can maintain an adequate supply of bags for sale throughout the region.
We wish to thank residents for their continued cooperation and participation in our solid waste management program. For more information on proper preparation of leaf and yard waste materials, please visit www.halifax.ca/recycle.