Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The latest HRM hazardous household waste collection is TODAY!! Support this great facility and bring all old paint, liquids, batteries, and generally nasty stuff that can’t go in the regular garbage to George P Vanier Junior High TODAY September 17th between 9 and 4pm

Mobile Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event

George P Vanier School
1410 Fall River Road, Fall River
Saturday, November 16
9 am to 5 pm rain or shine

Residents of HRM only. No business waste permitted.

The permanent depot in Bayers Lake will also be open on this day.

AutoEaster Solid Waste Collection Notice

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 (Halifax, NS) – HRM would like to remind residents that there will be no regular municipal solid waste collection services provided on Good Friday, March 29. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Friday, March 29 will occur the next day, Saturday, March 30.

The Otter Lake waste processing and disposal facility, the two composting facilities and the HRM recycling plant will be closed on Good Friday, March 29 (and Easter Sunday, March 31) but will be open on Saturday, March 30 and Monday, April 1 with regular operating hours.

The HRM’s residential household hazardous waste (HHW) depot will be closed Saturday, March 30 but will be open Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, please visit us online at or call 311.

Auto Draft

Tomorrow — Saturday, October 20 — is Election Day.

We have had thirteen days of electronic voting, and currently voter turnout across HRM as a whole sits at just 22%. Tomorrow is a big day to contribute to the future of our community, and to help make sure those around us are engaged!

If you have not voted yet, be sure to vote tomorrow. To find your polling station, visit:

Today is a great day to encourage those around you to vote tomorrow, too. Think of these people and see if you can encourage them to get out and vote tomorrow:

The people in your household
Your co-workers
Your clients
Your friends
Your online networks
Together, let’s invite everyone in HRM to get out to VOTE!

2013 HRM Volunteer Awards

Each year the Mayor and Halifax Regional Council recognize the extraordinary contributions of individuals and groups who volunteer their time and skills to provide services and programs in HRM communities. HRM is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Volunteer Awards.

Nominations are accepted in three categories: adult, youth (ages 13-19) and community group. Nomination criteria and applications can be found online at

Successful nominees will be notified in March 2013 and will be invited to attend a ceremony and reception taking place on April 24, 2013 when they will be officially presented with their award by the Mayor and the councillor from their district. The award ceremony coincides with and is in celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 21-April 27, 2012.

From those selected to receive an HRM Volunteer Award, ten representatives will be sent on to the Provincial Volunteer Awards.

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 awards is Friday, December 14, 2012.

To find out more information about the awards, nomination criteria and to nominate someone who’s made a difference in your community, visit .

New Community Trails and Rec Map arrives for Tim Hortons Building

In the photo are Councillor Barry Dalrymple, Allan Billard from the Shubenacadie Canal Commission, Bob Guscott from Fall River Vision Committees Trails Group  & Steve Taylor owner of local Tim Hortons and the featured item is a 3 x 5 foot lexan map of the local area showing all current and planned trails, recreation areas, green  spaces and many local areas of importance.   This map was planned, done up and is being installed on the outside wall of Tim Hortons  in a partnership between the HRM Councillor, Tim Hortons and local Community Groups and will be installed by this week-end.   It is a spectacular map of the area and also contains information and websites on various important local community groups, drop by and have a look, we think you will like it.

Waverley Bridge - Update

As of today Dexters Construction and HRM are advising that the Waverley Bridge on Rocky Lake Road near the Irving will be closed to vehicle traffic early morning on Tuesday, Sept 4th before morning commute, this is to allow the beginning of taking the current bridge down.

Once this begins it is expected that the bridge will be down for approximately 6 weeks and will re-open around October 15th. All Weight restriction Signs in the area will be posted tomorrow of this closure, we regret the interruption to Gold Rush Days, traffic service and to school buses but this is vital and necessary work to replace this ageing structure. A temporary pedestrian foot bridge has been installed to alleviate some of this inconvenience.

Waverley Bridge Replacement

A short note from Councillor Dalrymple with regard to the Waverley Bridge Replacement:

“Waverley Area Residents – I wanted to update the community on two main areas with the bridge replacement, the first one is that many of you have asked what the new bridge will look like. Pictured here is the general style and design of our new bridge and while it may not look exactly like this photo it will be close. I do want to thank our HRM Design & Construction Dept as I think the bridge is reasonably stylish and good looking while accomplishing the main goal of safety and raising the bridge for canoes, kayaks and small boats.

The second question you have been asking is when and how long and as many of you seen today the contract was awarded by HRM to Dexters Construction and they along with NSP, Halifax Water and others arrived in strength this morning and the work is underway. This is expected to be about a 10 week project with 2 weeks (starting today) of preparation work and then the bridge will most likely be down from about mid August to the end of September.

I do want to thank Richard of Clarkes Auto Body for granting HRM & Dexters permission to install a pedestrian foot bridge in while this work is going on.

While we apologize for the interruption of traffic during this period I am thankful for the extremely quick response by the HRM to the standard failure of this bridge and that this new one will last safely for most of our lifetimes.

Regards, Barry
Barry Dalrymple
HRM Councillor District 2”

Pothole Maintenance to Begin

HRM would like to advise residents that contingent on weather, Municipal Operations crews are working to patch potholes based on set priorities. Potholes are formed by weather cycles such as snow, rain, freezing rain and freeze-thaw cycles, which cause road surfaces to expand and contract resulting in asphalt breaking up and potholes forming.

Weather permitting, Municipal Operations will be assigning asphalt crews on two shifts to work at patching potholes in identified locations. Crews will be working from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the next couple of weeks.

Priority will be placed on arterials and other streets with significant potholes. Municipal Operations asks that motorists exercise caution and reduced speed when driving through these work sites. Safety for all is HRM’s number one priority.

Residents are encouraged to report potholes by calling 490-4000. To view our standards for pothole maintenance, please visit:

Weight Restrictions Applied to Waverly and Fall River Bridges

Weight Restrictions Applied to Waverly and Fall River Bridges

(November 9, 2011) – Effective immediately, weight restrictions will be applied to two bridges in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM). The bridges were identified as part of HRM’s routine bridge monitoring program. They were noted to be showing signs of deterioration requiring further inspection and immediate weight restrictions. Details are listed below.

A request for proposals to identify an appropriate plan to address the Waverley Bridge structural issues will be posted on HRM’s procurement website in the coming days. HRM services, including fire, solid waste and snow removal, are not affected by these restrictions. Alternate routes around the bridges are available.

The affected bridges are as follows:

Waverley Bridge – located on Rocky Lake Road near its intersection with Waverley Road.
Online map

Weight restrictions:


McQuarrie Bridge – located on the Fall River Road near Trunk 2.
Online map

Weight restrictions: