**** HRM Media Release
Municipal offices delay opening and service updates
UPDATE: Municipal offices will remain closed today.
Recreation facilities across the region will remain closed today. Please call your local recreation centre for further information.
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising that winter conditions are present and operations are active in all areas. The majority of main streets are clear and passable, however conditions are expected to deteriorate rapidly as the weather changes. Drivers, pedestrians and cyclists should prepare for winter conditions and use caution.
The following are updates on municipal services:
All municipal offices will be delaying opening until 11 a.m. today. A status update will be provided prior to 11 a.m.
All essential services, as well as 311, winter operations and Halifax Transit are maintaining operations.
Safety is the municipality’s top priority. Delaying opening will facilitate clearing efforts by crews and ensure a safer commute for our employees and residents.
Parks & Recreation
Due to current weather conditions, recreation facilities across the region will be delaying opening, with a possible reopening at noon. A status update will be made at 10 a.m. Please call your local recreation centre for further information.
The Halifax Public Gardens will remain closed today.
Solid Waste collection has been cancelled for today, and is rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6. Residents are asked to not place any materials curbside today. Read on for more information on solid waste service disruptions today.
For more information and the latest service updates, visit halifax.ca/snow
Cancellation of curbside solid waste collection
Curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables in areas normally scheduled for pickup on Tuesday, Feb. 2, is cancelled due to the impending storm and high winds.
For residents who would normally have collection on Tuesday, collection services have been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 6.
Residents are asked to not place materials curbside for collection tomorrow.
The Household Special Waste (HSW) depot at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive is cancelled for Saturday, Feb. 6. More information on the HSW depot schedule can be found at halifax.ca/HSWDepot.
The municipality would also like to advise the public and commercial solid waste haulers that the following facilities will be closed on Tuesday:
The materials recycling facility at 20 Horseshoe Lake Dr.
The composting facilities at 80 Gloria McCluskey Ave. in Burnside and 61 Evergreen Place in Goodwood
The rural refuse depot located at 249 Sibley Rd in Middle Musquodoboit
Your cooperation during this disruption is appreciated.
For more information about the municipal solid waste program, visit halifax.ca/recycle. For municipal information or services call 311.