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Residential Curbside Collection Details

Materials must be curbside before 7:00 am on your collection day to ensure collection alarm clock

One residential household is allowed:


blue bags

12 blue bags


green bin

1 green cart


garbage bags

5 clear bags & 1 black bag for privacy (or 6 clear bags)

Two bulky items

bulky items

For residents of the Municipality of Colchester & the Towns of Truro & Stewiacke one household can place two large items curbside on their regular garbage collection day.

Town of Truro Residents Leaf Collection

If you have any questions or require any information regarding leaf collection in the Town of Truro please visit Town of Truro

Garbage Box resized

Looking for a 2021 Waste Sorting Booklet?

2020 Waste Sorting Booklet

  pdf 2021 Waste Sorting Booklet (9.52 MB)

Non-Profit Curbside Solid Waste Collection

On June 28, 2012, Council approved that non-profit/charitable organizations that fall under the Chapter 37 Tax Exemption By-law and non-taxable entities as identified by the Property Valuation Services Corporation could be eligible for curbside collection of garbage, recyclables and organics.

Organizations must submit an application to be eligible and select one of the two levels of service:  pdf Non Profit Application 2021 (58 KB)

Single Residential Level - $110 per yearDouble Residential Level - $220 per year
six (6) clear bags of garbage twelve (12) clear bags of garbage
one (1) green cart two (2) green carts
twelve (12) blue or clear bags of recyclables twenty four (24) blue or clear bags of recyclables

The guidelines for collection are the same as the residential program except no black bags are permitted. This program will begin in the Fall. The collection day for the organization would be the same as the residents in that community. Materials must be curbside by 7 am.

Waste Reduction Staff would be happy to assist your organization and volunteers with setting up the programs by providing education sessions, training and signage. Please contact the Solid Waste Helpline at 902-895-4777 to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.