Residential Collection

Residential Limits

5 bags of garbage (black or green bags only)

8 bags/bundles of recyclables (blue or clear bags only)

1 organics (green cart)

Additional Eligible Material (per collection)

  • maximum of 3 large items (example: bed, chair, sofa)
  • 1 ‘white good’ or appliance
  • maximum of 3 metal items (example: bike, small appliance, bed frame)
  • maximum of 1 TV or computer and 1 cardboard box 1 ft x 1 ft x 2 ft of electronics
  • maximum of 6 cardboard boxes or paper leaf bags with leaf and yard waste
  • maximum of 5 bundles of brush (a bundle = 2 ft x 2 ft x 4 ft; maximum weight = 35 lbs)


  • 1 bundle of cardboard = 1 bag of recyclables
  • 1 bundle of cardboard = 2 ft x 3 ft x 1 ft
  • Garbage & Recycling bags
    • maximum weight = 55 lbs
    • maximum bag size = 1 meter long when empty (about 3 ft)
  • Appliances with CFC gases are managed by trained staff at the East Hants Waste Management Centre, therefore there is no requirement for removal prior to collection.
  • Materials are collected using various vehicles, therefore not all material will be picked up at the same time.  If you have materials still curbside at 6 pm on your collection day please call the Solid Waste Hotline 1-888-873-3332 and leave your name, number, and brief message and staff will follow-up with you the next business day.
  • Material must be curbside for collection by 7:00 a.m.
  • Loose garbage in collection boxes will not be collected
  • Unsorted waste will not be collected
  • To report a lost or damaged organics (green) cart call the Solid Waste Hotline at 1-888-873-3332.
  • New homes will receive organics (green) carts and services once a copy of the Municipal Occupancy Permit is issued.  You do not need to provide this document, it is sent directly to the Solid Waste Division.


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