Clean up and clear out: Special waste disposal May 25, curbside giveaway June 1-2

HRM release:

Residents looking to dispose of household special waste not acceptable for curbside collection can bring their materials to the following upcoming mobile household special waste depot event:

When: Saturday, May 25
Where: NSCC Akerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Road, Dartmouth

The mobile drop-off depot will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place rain or shine. Business waste is not permitted.

Materials accepted at the household drop-off depot include:

  • leftover corrosive cleaners
  • pesticides/herbicides
  • gasoline
  • fuel oil and used motor oil (or find a collection site with Atlantic Used Oil Management Association)
  • solvents
  • thinners
  • pharmaceuticals and drugs (or return to pharmacy)
  • aerosol cans containing hazardous substances
  • barbecue propane tanks
  • small propane cylinders (for example, those used for camp stoves and propane torches)
  • batteries (visit for a full list of retail drop-off locations for batteries)
  • leftover liquid paint (paint and empty paint cans may also be returned to any Enviro-Depot. Please visit their website for locations and hours of operation)
  • CFL and fluorescent bulbs

The municipality also operates a permanent Household Special Waste Depot at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive. Drop-off times are on most Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The household special waste drop-off depots are open only to residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Business waste is not permitted.

For more information on Halifax’s solid waste program including updates on future depot events, please visit the website , download the Halifax Recycles app or contact 311.

Curbside Giveaway Weekend

The Curbside Giveaway Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. 

Residents are encouraged to place unwanted items at their curbs for prospective treasure hunters to haul away. Only place items at the curb that are free and clearly marked with a “FREE” sign.

All unclaimed items must be removed by dusk on Sunday. Consider donating unclaimed items in good condition to charitable organizations and remember to put any garbage material out on your regular garbage day and week. Regular curbside garbage limits apply.

Promote your free items and plan your treasure hunt in advance by pinning and viewing available items on the Curbside Give Away map. Residents are encouraged to pin the location and details of items available to assist others in searching and finding specific items by neighbourhood. Share your finds and connect with other treasure hunters on Facebook and X and use the hashtag #hfxcurbside.

This event will happen rain or shine.

Suns out, tongues out: $697 fine for leaving pets in cars

Halifax Water PSA – Traffic Advisory – Cobequid Road – Water Lateral Replacement