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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.

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Check out our official tourism website.

Featured News

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Updated Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Jan 10th – 16th 2020

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Former School Board Office For Sale

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Friday January 17th, 2020 | 3:20pm


Due to weather, garbage collection for today, January 17th, could not be completed. There will instead be a double pickup next week. Thank you for understanding.

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Garbage pickup was always Thursday’s. Is that now changed to Friday? If so, could you pass that message along to the residents?

Friday January 17th, 2020 | 1:37pm


Due to high winds, there will be no garbage pickup today, January 17th on the Northern Route. Weather permitting, collection will instead take place tomorrow, Saturday, January 18th. Thank you for understanding.

En raison des vents, il n'y aura pas de collecte de déchets aujourd'hui, le 17 janvier, sur la route du Nord. Si la météo le permet, la collecte aura plutôt lieu demain, samedi 18 janvier. Merci de votre compréhension.

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Meetings & Events

Jan 02

Regular Council, 1:30, Council Chambers

Regular Council Agenda January 2 2020

Dec 12
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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.