Apartments & Condominiums
Did you know that every apartment building in the Halifax is required to have a recycling program? This means bins for garbage, recyclables, organics (green cart), paper and cardboard must be available for tenants to use. Tenants are responsible for sorting waste in their units, and putting them in the proper collection bins.
Sorting your waste does make a difference.
What if I don't have a mini-bin?
Cereal or cracker boxes (or any boxboard packaging), ice cream containers, plastic laundry or cat litter pails are reusable and free alternatives to a purchased counter-top green bin.
Many retailers do offer mini-bins for sale in their cleaning supply aisle. These stores include (but are not limited to): WalMart, Kent, Lee Valley, Home Depot & Canadian Tire.
How do I dispose of items that can't go in the garbage?
Household Special Waste
Sharps (i.e. needles)
Sorting Guide for Apartment Buildings (over 6 units) (pdf)
Sorting Guide for Apartment Buildings (over 6 units) (pdf) - FRENCH
Sorting Guide for Apartment Buildings (over 6 units) (pdf) - ARABIC
If you are a building/property manager and need help setting up a program in your building please visit our business information page or call 311 to request information.
What if I live in a condominium with municipal collection services?
The following guide is for properties registered with the Halifax Condominium Corporation that take part in HRM collection services. For condos that have private collection outside of this program, please see the information listed above for Apartment Buildings. .For questions about condo collection not answered by the this information, please call 490-7218.
Guide to Waste Management for Condominiums (PDF)
Guide to Waste Management for Condominiums (PDF) - FRENCH
Guide to Waste Management for Condominiums (PDF) - ARABIC