Spring and Fall Clean-up

Spring and Fall Clean-Up is the special collection of general household items that are too bulky for normal collection. These items are accepted during the specified clean-up weeks as identified on your collection schedule.

Items are to be placed within 10 feet of the road by 7:00am on the Monday of your collection week.  Please note: Clean-up items should only be placed at the curb the weekend before your specified special collection week.

Each household, including apartment buildings of three units or less, are eligible for Spring and Fall Clean Up collection. The maximum weight of individual items cannot exceed 50lbs or one cubic meter in size, with the exception of furniture and appliances. Please remember, the maximum amount to be set out should not exceed 650lbs (picture the amount that can fit into the back of a half tonne truck). Any bagged garbage must be placed in clear bags for collection.

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What's In

  • Appliances (maximum one of each type)
  • Boxsprings & mattresses
  • Broken glass (safely packaged)
  • Furniture
  • Hot water tanks
  • Lawn furniture
  • Toys (bikes)
  • Max. weight of individual items is 50lbs.
  • Carpet 3ft. lengths
  • Bagged loose material (CLEAR BAGS ONLY)

What's Out

  • Material in Solid Coloured or Blue Bags
  • Automotive parts/batteries
  • Wood (Pallets/Lumber/Branches)
  • Hazardous, explosive or toxic waste
  • Commercial or business waste
  • Leaf and yard waste
  • Liquid wastes
  • Renovations or construction debris of large volumes
  • Tires
  • Propane tanks
  • Loose Materials
  • Electronics - TV's, Computers, Printers, Stereos, VCR's, DVD Players, etc.

2018 Spring Clean Up Schedule

Clean up areasDates
Town of Truro

April 23rd to 27th

Zone 5 & Zone 6 April 30th to May 4th
Zone 7 May 14th to 18th
Town of Stewiacke May 18th
Zone 8 May 22nd to 25th
Zone 1 & Zone 2 May 28th to June 1st
Zone 3 & Zone 4 June 4th to 8th


Residents of the Municipality of Colchester in Zones 1-8 no longer have Fall Clean Up.

Starting June 12th 2017, within Colchester County ONLY, each household can place one large item curbside on their regular collection day for pick up. Examples of items that this collection could include are: a chair, a table, a bicycle, a fridge, etc.

As an enhanced service, Residents will be able to place one large item curbside each and every collection day until December 15th, 2017.

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Please note: Waste generated from home construction, renovation, roofing, or demolition projects will be accepted at the Balefill Facility at the appropriate disposal or tipping fee. Please include the cost of disposal in all your home renovation plans. For more information call the Colchester Waste Reduction Helpline at 902-895-4777 or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .