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Halifax Garbage Schedule 2024 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Halifax garbage pickup schedule for 2024 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Halifax is in Nova Scotia, Canada, with Moncton to the northwest, Bangor and Lewiston 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 2024

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
  • Good Friday
  • Victoria Day
  • Civic Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

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 2024

Single-unit homes are permitted 1 bulky item each garbage collection day.

Multi-unit dwellings (up to 6 units) may place a total of 2 bulky items for each garbage collection day.

Weight limit of a bulky item is 200 kg (440 lb)

All material must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Material shall not be placed on the curb for collection before 7:00 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day

Acceptable and Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

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

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 2024

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?

Single-unit homes are permitted 1 bulky item each garbage collection day.

Multi-unit dwellings (up to 6 units) may place a total of 2 bulky items for each garbage collection day.

Weight limit of a bulky item is 200 kg (440 lb)

All material must be curbside by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Material shall not be placed on the curb for collection before 7:00 p.m. the night before your scheduled collection day

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 7:00 am. 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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Hope you were able to find everything you need for the Halifax garbage pickup schedule. We strive to provide the most up to date information so please let us know if you need anything else.

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