Halifax Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Halifax garbage pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Halifax is in Nova Scotia, Canada, with Moncton to the north, Kingston and Ottawa to the west.

If there’s a change to your normal garbage collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Halifax Garbage Collection Calendar 2023

For normal garbage collections schedules, visit https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/collection-schedules-waste-app

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Family Day: Monday, February 20, 2023
  • Good Friday: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Victoria Day: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Civic: Monday, August 7, 2023
  • Labour Day: Monday, September 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Day: Monday, October 9, 2023
  • Christmas Day: Monday, December 25, 2023

If your collection day falls on a holiday and that holiday is a Monday or Tuesday, collection takes place the preceding Saturday. If the holiday falls on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, collection takes place the following Saturday.

Halifax Garbage Collection Map

Halifax Garbage Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit: https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/garbage-collection

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Please check Haliflax “What Goes Where” tool to know how to dispose your item.

Appliance Retirement Program – you may be eligible for free, in-home pickup and an incentive through Efficiency Nova Scotia to retire your old refrigerator, freezer, or room air conditioner. The appliance must be manufactured prior to 2001 and be in working order to qualify for the program.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

Items not allowed in the garbage:

  • recyclables 
  • organics
  • electronics
  • household special waste

Please check Haliflax “What Goes Where” tool to know how to dispose your item.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Halifax and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the recycling collection calendar: https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/recycling

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Halifax?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit: https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/garbage-collection

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit: https://www.halifax.ca/home-property/garbage-recycling-green-cart/collection-schedules-waste-app

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact the Halifax Information & Services?

Call 311
Monday – Friday ( 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. )
Saturday & Sunday ( 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. )

In Person:

Bayers Road Centre
7071 Bayers Road
Suite 262, Main level
Halifax, NS  B3L 4P3

Alderney Gate
40 Alderney Drive, 1st Floor
Dartmouth, NS  B2Y2N

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