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The Municipality of the County of Inverness is pleased to welcome to this site our constituents, the business community, tourists and those considering relocating to our world renowned beautiful county. This web site is designed to communicate information on Inverness County to residents and non-residents.

Inverness County, Canada’s Musical Coast, comprises the entire western coastline of Cape Breton Island, including the world famous Cabot Trail and reaches inland as far as the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Canada’s Musical Coast is a string of beautiful communities and majestic coastline vistas bound together by musical traditions.

Planning a Visit?

Check out our official tourism website.

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Friday May 7th, 2021 | 1:19pm

Another contest — enter to win a backyard composter!Did you know 30% of waste produced in your home can be composted?

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Friday May 7th, 2021 | 1:13pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
Deadline: May 7th, 2021

The Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee is looking for 4 members of the public to provide advice to Council on identifying, preventing, and eliminating accessibility Barriers to people with Disabilities in municipal programs, services, initiatives, and facilities. The Accessibility Advisory Committee plays a pivotal role in helping the Municipality become an accessible community and meet its obligations under the Accessibility Act.

To apply, visit

For any questions, please call 902-787-3501.

1. Four (4) members of the public must be appointed to the Accessibility Advisory Committee;
2. At least three (3) members must be persons with Disabilities or representatives from organizations that represent persons with Disabilities. “Disability” includes a physical, mental, intellectual, learning or sensory impairment, including an episodic disability, that, in interaction with a Barrier, hinders an individual’s full and effective participation in society. “Barrier” means anything that hinders or challenges the full and effective participation in society of persons with Disabilities including a physical barrier, an architectural barrier, an information or communications barrier, an attitudinal barrier, a technological barrier, a policy or a practice;
3. Two (2) members will be appointed for a term of two (2) years;
4. Two (2) members will be appointed for a term of three (3) years;
5. All members must be at least 18 years of age;
6. All members of the Accessibility Advisory Committee shall serve without pay;
7. All members must be a resident of the Municipality of the County of Inverness for at least the last six (6) months before making an application and must continue to be a resident of the Municipality throughout the term of the appointment;
8. Members must not be ineligible for an appointment pursuant to the Municipality’s Public Appointment Policy; and
9. The Accessibility Advisory Committee must meet at least six (6) times per year, or otherwise as needed to fulfill its duties.

Wednesday May 5th, 2021 | 2:25pm


While the Kenloch Transfer Station is currently open, residents should use curbside collection as their black bag garbage disposal method.

As directed by Nova Scotia Public Health, residents should stay home as much as possible and **visit the Kenloch facility only when absolutely necessary**. Instead, save items for Spring Heavy Garbage Pickup.

As a reminder, all users of the facility must wear masks and practice safe social distancing. This is for the safety of visitors and staff.


Bien que la station de transfert de Kenloch soit actuellement ouverte, les résidents doivent utiliser la collecte régulière comme méthode principale d'élimination des déchets

Conformément aux directives du ministère de la Santé publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, les résidents devraient rester à la maison autant que possible et **ne se rendre à la station de Kenloch qu'en cas d'absolue nécessité**. Gardez plutôt vos articles pour la collecte des déchets lourds du printemps.

Nous vous rappelons que tous les visiteurs aux édifices municipales doivent porter des masques et pratiquer une distanciation sociale sécuritaire. C'est pour la sécurité des visiteurs et du personnel.

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Meetings & Events

May 06

Special Meeting of Council, 1pm, video conference

May 6 2021 Special Council Agenda

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Community of Inverness Growth Strategy Portal

The Growth Management Strategy will chart the course of actions that will enhance livability, ensure new growth supports high quality of life, and make financial sense in the long-term. The focus is on how to create overall benefit for current and future residents, acknowledging that recent local prosperity has not always been enjoyed equally among the community. The Strategy will identify how growth and new investment should be managed in order to minimize disturbances, like noise or water supply shortages, and maximize real benefits, like sidewalks or upgrades to parks. In other words, we know where the community wants to go, and the Growth Management Strategy will help us figure out the steps to get there.

Click here to participate today!

Solid Waste Collection Schedule

There is no waste collection on statutory holidays and retail closing days, as well as Rememberance Day (Nov. 11th). If you are unsure, please visit our Facebook page, view the alert message bar on the top left of this website’s home page, or call 902-787-2274 for more information. The Kenloch Waste Management Facility and the Municipal Recycling Facility will be closed on all holidays.

For garbage routes and the pickup cancellation policy, click here.


Employment Opportunities

The Municipality of the County of Inverness is looking for energetic and dynamic professionals to join our team. Positivity, people skills, and big picture thinking are attributes that are of high priority.

Situated on the western and northern part of Cape Breton Island and bordered by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bras d’Or Lakes, the area offers a perfect balance of nature, culture, history and community. The County of Inverness is industrious, with the fishing, culture, agriculture, forestry, and tourism sectors creating numerous employment opportunities.

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Hours of Operation

Municipal Administrative Building

375 Main Street, Port Hood

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Municipal Recycling Facility

15109 Route 19, Strathlorne

Monday - Friday: 7:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Kenloch Transfer Station

420 West Lake Ainslie Road

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday: 8:30am - 12:00pm

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the province of Nova Scotia, the Municipal Administrative Building in Port Hood will be closed to the public as of Monday, April 26th, until it is deemed safe to reopen. To pay a tax or water bill during this time, please call 902-787-2274. Please follow all public health guidelines as outlined by the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Keeping our community safe is up to all of us.