Municipality of the County of Inverness
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Inverness County

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.

Featured News

Municipality of the County of Inverness to Provide Food for Families

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Green For Life to Begin Solid Waste Collection

As of April 1st 2020, curbside solid waste and recycling collection in the Municipality of the County of Invernes...

Municipal Recycling Facility to Close Temporarily

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Friday April 3rd, 2020 | 4:55pm

A message from Divert NSNova Scotians, please do NOT leave donations at charity collection bins! We ask you to hold on to donations until COVID-19 passes and charities can begin servicing the bins again.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, charities are not able to collect from the donation bins. Items left are continuing to pile up, and are now waste that is harmful to us and our environment. It will all eventually end up in landfills – and could end up costing the charities that you are trying to help.

Thank you!

A message from Divert NS

Friday April 3rd, 2020 | 2:20pm

The Cape Breton Partnership is hosting helpful webinars to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.The next session of the Cape Breton Partnership webinar series is set for Monday, Apr 6, with Anchored Ideas, VMP Group, and Faculty from Nova Scotia Community College - NSCC / Cape Breton University discussing social media marketing, developing content and using social media platforms effectively to support business and reach customers online. Click here for the full release: ...

The Cape Breton Partnership is hosting helpful webinars to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Thursday April 2nd, 2020 | 12:44pm


Municipal staff will be conducting tests on Mabou's water infrastructure today, April 2 2020. Residents may experience low or no pressure as well as discolouration throughout the day as this work progresses. Staff will also be on foot checking waterlines for any potential leaks. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Embrace Winter!

There is so much to do along Canada's Musical Coast this winter! Inverness County Winter Active celebration provides opportunities for children, youth, and adults to participate in fun outdoor recreational activities that encourage a healthier, active living lifestyle. Weather permitting, some of the activities that are being planned include: outdoor skating, show shoe hikes, tobogganing, snowman contests, bonfires, snow-sculpting, scavenger hunts, outdoor concerts and more!

To find out what's happening in your area, visit Canada's Musical Coast's website.

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

5109 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

All Municipal buildings are closed on holidays, and there is so solid waste collection on holidays. There will instead be double collection the following week. Next holiday: Monday, February 10th, 2020