Please drive carefully on Route 19 between Strathlorne & Inverness. Hours of work at between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
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.
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Meetings & Events
September 16 2021 Agenda
September 2 2021 Agenda
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.
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.
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.
Hours of Operation
Municipal Administrative Building
375 Main Street, Port Hood
Monday - Friday: 9am - 3:00pm
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.