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Good Friday Collection & Processing Services

A reminder to residents of HRM that there will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection services on Good Friday, April 18, 2014.  Collection services for that day will be provided the next day, Saturday, April 19, 2014.

Regular collection service will be provided Easter Monday.

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, April 19th, but will be Open on Saturday, April 26th from 9 am to 4 pm.


Otter Lake Facility Closed

Friday, April 18th

Sunday, April 20th



Otter Lake Facility Open

Saturday, April 19th, 7am to 7pm

Monday, April 21st, 7am to 7pm

HRM Recycling Plant Closed Friday, April 18th

Sunday, April 20th



HRM Recycling Plant Open

Saturday, April 19th, 7:30am to 6pm

Monday, April 21st, 7:30am to 6pm




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?