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Collection: Municipality of Yarmouth

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When Description: Spring Collection Spring Collection PDF
Please ensure that clean-up waste is placed on property lines at the edge of the public
roadway no later than 7:00 am on the day of the collection as per By-Law S-088-02 "materials for roadside collection shall be set out no earlier than seven (7) days prior to the special collection."
Friday,
October 6
Residents whose normal collection day is on Monday.
Saturday,
October 7
Residents whose normal collection day in on Tuesday.
Friday,
October 13
Residents whose normal collection day in on Wednesday.
Saturday,
October 14
Residents whose normal collection day in on Thursday.
Solid waste placed for collection shall be separated, packaged, or bundled and shall not exceed a total of 70 kilograms (155 lbs) in weight or over 2.0 meters (6.5 feet) in any dimension up to a maximum of 2 cubic meters (2.5 cubic yards) in volume. Garbage must be placed in clear bags when bagging material.

DUE TO THE LARGE AMOUNT OF WASTE TO BE COLLECTED OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME,
THE MUNICIPALITY OF YARMOUTH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES.

The following list of items WILL BE picked up. Items must be separated into various groups for ease of pick up and disposal and smaller items placed in CLEAR BAGS, not black bags.
  • mattresses rolled and tied
  • hot water heaters
  • Microwaves
  • lawn mowers (drained of oil and gasoline)
  • oil tanks (must be cut in half)
  • rugs/carpets (cut & rolled in manageable sizes)
  • household furniture
  • BBQ’s
  • appliances and white goods. Refrigerators and freezers must have doors removed from the appliance. Only one major appliance per household from each group will be accepted for pick up i.e. one stove, one washer, one dryer, one hot water heater, etc.
  • Tree limbs, brush (must be bundled in 3ft lengths) WILL be accepted on NORMAL organic week pick ups.
The following WILL NOT be accepted for disposal:
  • home construction/renovation/demolition debris and waste material
  • explosives or toxic materials
  • lobster traps
  • paints and solvents
  • liquid wastes
  • combustible materials
  • propane tanks (Saulnier’s Home Hardware) or the Hardscratch Road Transfer Station
  • car bodies and heavy car parts
  • automotive tires (bring your old tires (up to 4, de-rimmed) to your local tire retailer for recycling – no charge.
  • car batteries (car batteries are accepted at your local Enviro-Depot). Contact Waste Check @ 742-1312
  • garden and yard waste (use your backyard composter or green organics cart)
  • waste oil may be dropped off at your local service station or at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) depot at the transfer station on the Hardscratch Road.
  • household hazardous wastes (HHW) such as corrosive cleaners and solvents, strong acids and alkalis, house and garden pesticides can be taken to the HHW depot on the Hardscratch Road. Most household waste paint can be taken to your local Enviro-Depot or the HHW depot for proper disposal. Contact Waste Check at 742-1312.
  • electronics (such as computers, TV’s, monitors, printers, telephones, VCR’s, DVDS & CD players, stereos, digital cameras, etc) can be taken to the Enviro-Depot, 10 Hardscratch Rd. or call Waste Check at 742-1312.

    For a complete list visit www.recycleMYelectronics.ca/ns or phone 1-877-462-8907.

Property owners may choose to drop off separated waste at the transfer station located on the Hardscratch Road (limit of 200 kg/week) but must limit quantities per household, as indicated above, and placed in clear bags.

Before setting an item as curbside, consider REUSE options. A local service agency, your church group, or the
second hand store, may provide a new home for an item you no longer want.

For more information on recycling and composting, call Waste Check at 1-800-569-0039. Nova Scotia is too good to waste.