Collection Schedules

Our curbside collection routes are divded into 4 areas

To view your personal collection schedule: 

Enter your Address HERE, or find your area below: 



Includes communities of: Falmouth, Upper Falmouth, Mt. Denson (Hwy 1 from Falmouth to Apple Treet Road), Leminster, Vaughan, Upper Vaughan, Wile Settlement, Mill Section, Windsor Forks, Martock, Garlands Crossing, Currys Corner, Three Mile Plains, Newport Station (West of Hwy 101), St. Croix (West of Hwy 101). 

Includes communities of: Walton, Pembroke, Cambridge, Bramber, Cheverie, Kempt Shore, Summerville, Riverside, Cogmagun, Upper Burlington, Centre Curlington, Lower Burlington, Belmont, Avondale, Poplar Grove, Mantua, Wentworth Creek, Gypsum Mines, Sweets Corner, Woodville, Brooklyn, Newport Corner, Ellershouse, Ardoise, McKay Section, Greenhill, Hillsvale. 

Includes communities of: Hantsport, Bishopville, Hants Border (Bog Rd from and including Old Post Rd to Hantsport), Mt. Denson (Hwy 1 from and including Apple Tree Road/ Aberdeen Beach Rd to Hantsport, McKinley Rd and Schurman Rd)

This applies to all residences previously included in the Town of Windsor collection area. See here for road specifications:  Former Town Limits


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Important Guidelines

  • NO plastic or plastic-like material is permitted in the Green Cart, including compost bags and other bio-degradable plastic.

    • Paper compost bags are suitable for green cart use 

  • CLEAR BAGS ONLY -- no black bags (or other solid-coloured bags) are permitted for curbside collection*

    • For Garbage, you are permitted 1 small solid-coloured 'privacy bag' if needed (i.e. kitchen-catcher, grocery bag, etc.);

    • For Recycling, clear OR clear-blue bags can be used. There is no 'privacy bag' permitted for this waste stream. 

    • *Windsor Residents: see additional information on black bags under Collection Limits, below. 

  • WHRM does not have a "spring cleanup" collection event for bulky items. Instead...

    • Each Garbage day (bi-weekly), you can swap 1 bag for 1 (non-metal) bulky item, all year long! (i.e. couch, a bundle of siding, vacuum, mattress, etc.)

    • Weight limit: 70kg (154 lbs)  |  General size limit: 1.22m x 1.83m  |  Bundle hard-to-collect items like lumber, carpet, etc. 

      • Mattresses and box springs are an exception to these sizing restrictions... but remember - only one bulky item at a time! 
    • Additional bulky items should be stored until your next garbage day, or brought to the West Hants landfill for disposal. 

  • Bulky Metal is collected once per year during a Special Collection event. See details below under "Special Collections"

  • See "Collection Limits" detailed below

 To ensure collection, ITEMS MUST BE PLACED CURBSIDE BY 7:00AM on the morning of your collection day


Collection Limits 

**For all areas excluding Windsor** 

Garbage: 6 bags (OR 5 bags + 1 non-metal bulky item)

Recycling: 10 bags (or swap each bag with a bundle of cardboard)

Green Cart: 1 full green cart. Must be able to close the lid. 

Leaf & Yard Waste: You are permitted to place up to 3 paper bags of leaf & yard waste next to your green cart on your compost day.

  • You can swap 1 paper bag for 1 bundle of brush
    • Brush must be tied into neat bundles. Branches should be no thicker than 3", no longer than 1.2m (4ft) and no heavier than 22kg (55lbs)


**For residents within Windsor ONLY**

Garbage: 4 bags total + 1 non-metal bulky item. (1 clear bag can be swapped for 1 black bag)

Recycling: 4 bags (blue bag #1 & #2 combined)

Green Cart: 1 full green cart. Must be able to close the lid. 

Leaf & Yard Waste: Windsor residents have a special collection for this type of waste that occurs on the last Monday of every month, from April - November only. You are allowed:

  • 2 bundles of brush (no more than 105cm in length or 25kg in weight), neatly & securely tied into bundles. 

  • An unlimited number of bags containing leaves and grass clippings

    • paper yard waste bags OR securely tied orange or clear plastic bags can be used
  • PLEASE NOTE: Disposal of trees and large amounts of hedge or shrubbery is not permitted under this special collection.  


Special Collections

Curbside disposal is available for certain materials during "special collection" events:


waste_section_of_website_2.pngMetal Waste

 Metal Collection Week occurs once per year, typically in June. There is no limit to the number of metal pieces placed curbside, but some restrictions do apply. Learn more here: Metal disposal in WHRM 



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  • Visit the article: Christmas tree disposal in WHRM
  • Alternatively, christmas trees can be brought to the West Hants Landfill anytime (for free), where the trees are chipped and recycled as landfill cover.

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 Q&A: Why are waste guidelines different depending on where I live?

The following video explains why WHRM residents see differences in waste guidelines depending on where they live! 

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