**** HRM Media Release
Municipal services on Easter long weekend
The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal service level adjustments over the upcoming Easter long weekend:
Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours
No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Good Friday, April 10. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Friday, April 10, will occur instead the next day, Saturday, April 11. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m.; to ensure pick-up, residents may place materials curbside the evening prior to collection day.
Regular curbside collection services will occur on Easter Monday, April 13.
The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the municipal recycling plant and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Good Friday, April 10 and Easter Sunday, April 12, but will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday, April 11 and Easter Monday, April 13.
The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake is closed until further notice.
Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services
Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service on Good Friday, April 10, as well as Easter Sunday, April 12. Please note there will be no ferry service in operation on Good Friday, however, holiday ferry service will be provided on Easter Sunday. Halifax Transit will operate on its current, reduced weekday service on Monday, April 13.
For detailed holiday schedules by individual bus and ferry route, visit http://www.halifax.ca/transportation/halifax-transit/routes-schedules.
On-street parking remains free, however motorists are reminded to abide by other posted signage.
Parks & Recreation
Residents are reminded that, as per the provincial State of Emergency Order, all provincial and municipal parks, as well as beaches, playgrounds, sports fields, courts and associated parking lots remain closed. Residents are asked to stay out of and respect taped off or closed areas. If you enter these areas you are breaching the order and may be fined up to $697.50. Provincial and municipal trails that are not part of a park can be used for exercise purposes, but only if you are able to walk there. Residents who have questions about the status of a trail can call 311.
To stay informed about emergencies and operations updates residents are encouraged to register for hfxALERT, the municipality’s new mass notification system. Subscribers will receive urgent and non-urgent notifications by phone, email, and/or text message.