Bi-weekly green cart collection resumes

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Bi-weekly green cart collection resumes

 The Halifax Regional Municipality is reminding residents that the weekly green cart collection service will end on Saturday, Oct. 1

Weekly curbside green cart collection is provided to all residents during the months of July, August and September. Green cart collection service will return to every two weeks on Monday, Oct. 3. For areas where green cart collection was cancelled due to impacts from Hurricane Fiona, please refer to your area’s supplemental green cart collection day. For more information, please visit

The municipality is currently accepting twice the amount of tree waste bundles for organics collection. Residents may set out ten tree waste bundles as part of their organics collection. Tree waste should be tied in armload-sized bundles. No bundle can exceed 75 pounds and no individual piece can be more than four feet long or larger than eight inches in diameter. Up to 20 paper bags of yard waste will also be accepted.

To get the most out of your green cart with the least amount of hassle, consider the following tips:

  • Place wet food waste in boxboard, or wrap using one sheet of newspaper, before placing in your green cart;
  • Store green cart in a ventilated, shady location; and
  • Line both your mini-bin and green cart with a paper bag.

Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m.; to ensure collection, residents are asked to place materials curbside prior to 7 a.m. on collection day, ensuring they are contained and secured from wildlife until pickup.

For more information on curbside collection, visit our website.

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