The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for the upcoming holiday season:
Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours:
There will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection services on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25 or New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. Collection services normally scheduled for those days will occur instead on the succeeding Saturdays, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, respectfully. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m.; to ensure collection, materials may be placed curbside the evening prior to collection day.
The Otter Lake Waste Facility will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1. In addition to regular business hours, it will be open:
• Thursday, Dec. 24 (from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
• Saturday, Dec. 26 (from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
• Thursday, Dec. 31 (from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
• Saturday, Jan. 2 (from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
The Household Special Waste (HSW) Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2. It will reopen on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The municipal recycling plant will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1, but will be open on Saturday, Dec. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 2 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To learn more about solid waste facility holiday hours, visit: halifax.ca/waste-facility-holiday-hours.
Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services:
Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service (Sunday) schedules on Friday, Dec. 25, Saturday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Jan. 1. Please note that the Alderney and Woodside Ferry services will not be operating on Friday, Dec. 25 or Friday, Jan. 1. Ferries will be operating on holiday service (Sunday) schedules on Saturday, Dec. 26.
For detailed holiday service schedules by individual route, visit: halifax.ca/transit/schedules.
In support of M.A.D.D. Halifax Region, Halifax Transit is pleased to once again offer free, extended bus and Alderney Ferry services on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. onward. For individual New Year’s Eve route schedules, visit: halifax.ca/transit-nye.
Many recreation facilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1. Please call ahead to your individual facility in advance to confirm complete holiday operating hours:halifax.ca/rec-centres.
The Emera Oval is expected to open for the 2020-21 winter season on Monday, Jan. 4, weather and ice conditions permitting. For more information, visit: halifax.ca/emera-oval.
For more information on municipal services during COVID-19, visit: halifax.ca/coronavirus.
The 311 Contact Centre will be closed for general inquires on Friday, Dec. 25 and Friday, Jan. 1, however, residents may still call 311 for urgent concerns regarding transportation, municipal operations, facilities, animal services and illegally parked vehicles.
The three in-person customer service centres – located at Alderney Gate, Bayers Road and Musquodoboit Harbour Recreation Centre & Library – will be closed on Friday, Dec. 25, Saturday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Jan. 1.
The Planning & Development service counters at Alderney Landing and Bayers Road will remain closed until further notice.
For more information, visit: halifax.ca/311.
On-street parking will be free on Friday, Dec. 25, Saturday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 1, however, motorists must abide by other posted signage, such as accessible parking, fire hydrants and no-stopping.
Residents are reminded that 15 minutes of free parking at paid parking locations is being offered during the month of December.
For more information on parking, visit: halifax.ca/street-parking.
Have a safe and happy holiday season.
Source: Release #notw