It’s Waste Reduction Week: Curbside Giveaway, IKEA event, info sessions

HRM release:

In celebration of Waste Reduction Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is lighting up City Hall in green and blue on October 16 and 17. The municipality is also hosting several events to help residents reduce their waste and learn more about waste management through the following events. 

Curbside Giveaway Weekend

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

Participating is easy and free.

  • Give away unwanted clutter at the curb with a FREE sign
  • Explore your neighbourhood
  • Find something new to you
  • Share your experiences online

For more information visit

Information sessions – Repair Instead of Replace

Bring your small fabric repairs to one of our Waste Reduction Week booths where you will learn how to make those repairs yourself! All the materials will be provided, just bring the item you want to fix! Even if you don’t have an immediate need, grab a button, patch, or small sewing kit to take home with you. The municipality’s Solid Waste team is partnering with the Halifax Public Libraries to offer the following in-person information sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Cole Harbour Public Library, 51 Forest Hills Parkway, Dartmouth
  • Thursday, October 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Dartmouth North Public Library, 105 Highfield Park Drive, Dartmouth
  • Sunday, October 22, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
    Central Library, 5440 Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Ikea Booth

The municipality and Divert Nova Scotia have partnered with IKEA to host a Waste Reduction Week event at the IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing. The event will consist of an information booth and a drop-in session at the IKEA community space. The focus will be on ways to repair, refresh, and rejuvenate household items, as well as general waste reduction tips.

  • Monday, October 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 645 Cutler Avenue, Dartmouth

 Shred Instead Event

Do you have sensitive documents you’d like to shred? Bring them to our event to securely shred them for free.

  • Saturday, October 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, New Beginnings Ministries – 26 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook, NS

Shredding documents is a great way to protect against identity theft. There is a limit of the equivalent of three boxes per household. Residential only, no business waste accepted.

This is a contactless event. When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk when directed. Our on-site team will take your materials to the shredder.

Mobile Household Special Waste events

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

  • Saturday, October 14, Horizon Community School, 168 Redoubt Way, Eastern Passage

The mobile drop-off depots will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will take place rain or shine. The municipality also operates a permanent Household Special Waste Depot (20 Horseshoe Lake Drive). The depot is open Saturday, October 14 and 21 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. Commercial waste is not permitted.

For more information on our solid waste programs, please visit , download the Halifax Recycles app, or call 311.

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