Updated services for tree waste disposal

**** HRM Media Release

Public Service Announcement
Updated services for tree waste disposal  

The Halifax Regional Municipality is continuing to clear tree debris as a result of Hurricane Dorian. Service levels have been adjusted for debris disposal sites and curbside collection.

Short-term municipal sites

Effective Friday, Sept. 27 there will be a total of eight short-term debris drop-off locations throughout the municipality, with new locations in Sheet Harbour, Lake Charlotte and Musquodoboit Harbour. These are located at:

  • 2 Lyle Street, Dartmouth
  • 144 Thornhill Drive, Dartmouth
  • 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax
  • 50 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake
  • Kinsac Ballfield (near 1703 Beaver Bank Road), Beaver Bank
  • Sheet Harbour Community Centre, 183 Pool Rd, Sheet Harbour
  • Lake Charlotte Boat Launch, 11475 Hwy 7, Lake Charlotte
  • Peace Park, 67 Park Rd, Musquodoboit Harbour

Each location will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 6. There is no charge for using this service. Residents will be responsible for delivering and unloading all materials at these sites at their own risk. Note: Bags, construction debris or other waste will not be accepted at these locations.

Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd. sites

Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd. has extended its hours to receive residential tree waste, such as trunks, brush, branches and limbs. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Friday, Sept. 27.

Due to a decline in use during these extended hours, Halifax C&D locations will return to regular hours on Saturday, Sept. 28. The municipality will continue to cover fees for residential tree waste until further notice. Hours of operations are as follows:

Goodwood Facility (16 Mills Drive)
7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Saturdays
Closed on Sundays


Dartmouth Facility (188 Ross Road)
8am to 5pm – Monday to Friday
8am to 3pm – Saturdays
Closed on Sundays

Tree waste will not be accepted via commercial roll-offs or tandem trucks. For construction and demolition debris, regular business hours of Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd. do apply.

Curbside collection of tree waste

Residents can continue to put up to 10 armload sized bundles of tree waste curbside until further notice as part of regular collection. No bundle of branches should exceed 75 lb (34 kg) and no individual piece be more than 4 feet long (1.2 m) or larger than 8 inches (0.2m) in diameter. This size limitation is due to what can fit in the collection vehicle and what can be processed by the equipment at the composting facilities.

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