Public Service Announcement

Municipal services on Remembrance Day

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal service levels in effect on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11:

Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours: No municipal solid waste collection services will take place on Remembrance Day, Nov. 11. Curbside collection of garbage, organics or recyclables normally scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, will occur instead on the preceding Saturday, November 9. Residents are reminded that collection services can begin as early as 7 a.m.; to ensure pick-up, please place materials curbside the evening prior to collection day.

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax Recycling Plant and composting facilities will be closed on Remembrance Day, but will be open regular operating hours on Saturday, Nov. 9. The Household Special Waste Depot in Bayers Lake will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 9 and will re-open for regular operating hours on Saturday, Nov. 16 and 23.

Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Services: Halifax Transit buses and ferries will be operating on holiday service on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

For detailed holiday schedules by individual route, visit Halifax Transit is pleased to offer free transit to veterans and military personnel in uniform or displaying a military identification card, and family members accompanying them, on Remembrance Day.

Recreation Facilities, Programs and Services: Many municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Please contact your individual facility in advance to confirm operating hours.

Customer Contact Centres: The 311 Contact Centre will be operating on regular hours, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Remembrance Day, Monday, Nov. 11.

The five Customer Service Centres that provide in-person access to municipal services and payments will be closed Monday, Nov. 11.

Residents are encouraged to take a moment on Nov. 11 to remember those who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.


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