Storm impacts on municipal services (Updated Feb 2, 5pm)

Solid Waste 

Curbside collection of solid waste scheduled for Saturday, February 3 (rescheduled from Monday, January 29) is cancelled due to the winter storm. It will not be rescheduled. The collection schedule will return to its normal cycle on Monday, February 5, weather depending.

Please retrieve any waste you have placed curbside so as not to interfere with snow clearing operations.

Collection limits will be relaxed for Monday, February 12 for the missed collection day.

The Middle Musquodoboit and Sheet Harbour Rural Refuse Depots, as well as the permanent Household Special Depot located at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, will be closed on Saturday, February 3.

For the most up-to-date information, visit our website or download the Halifax Recycles app.


Support for those experiencing homelessness

The Province of Nova Scotia funds the operation of emergency shelters in the municipality, which are run by various service providers: 

  • Halifax | 2029 North Park Street
  • Dartmouth | 197-199 Windmill Road
  • Lower Sackville (Beacon House Shelter) | 125 Metropolitan Avenue
  • Multi-Purpose Centre of the Halifax Forum | 6210 Young Street

The emergency shelter at the Multi-Purpose Centre of the Halifax Forum has increased its capacity as of 4 p.m. today. Capacity at other shelters will be reassessed over the weekend.

The Halifax Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) team is conducting wellness checks over the weekend to assess the safety of anyone who chooses not to leave an outdoor sheltering location. GSAR is also offering transportation for those sleeping rough to emergency shelters during this weather event.  

For more information and the latest service updates, visit  

Via HRM release

Snowfall warning: 30cm+ expected (Posted Feb 2, 4pm)

Emergency Management Office information release – Snowstorm forecast (Posted 10:30pm Feb 2)