Community Information

On this page you will find useful information about some of the public services and regulations that apply to our community. Please feel free to contact us if you have additional information/public services that you would like us to include on this page, simply email us at

Radon – what you need to know.

Radon is a radioactive gas that is formed naturally by the breakdown of Uranium. Recent scientific studies have linked an increased risk of developing Lung Cancer to exposure to Radon at levels found inside some homes. Unfortunately for us, Five Island Lake Estates is classed by the Department of Natural Resources as a high risk area. So just what can you do? To find out more download the attached PDF or visit

Radon Brief

Radon fact sheet

Leaf and yard waste

As the Fall clean-up season begins, don’t forget that your leaf and yard waste can be placed in the green cart or in large paper waste bags for collection. Up to 20 bags, 25kg (55lb) max weight each, are allowed each green cart collection day. Branches should be tied in armload sized bundles to a max of 5 bundles each collection day. No bundle can exceed 34kg (75lb) and no individual piece can be more than 4 feed long (1.2m) or larger than 8 inches (0.2m) in diameter. Grass clippings are not eligible for compost collection. Instead, try leaving grass clippings on your lawn when you mow to encourage a healthier lawn or garden. For more information visit green cart recycling.

Garbage and Recycling schedules

Knowing what goes where, what the current collection schedule is and what the holiday schedules are can be confusing, so for the latest most up-to-date information visit or simply download the App from the App store.

311 Citizen Contact Centre

The 311 HRM Citizen Contact Call Centre is a great resource for our residents to find out information and raise concerns about our municipal services and operations. The new hours of operation are 8.00am to 8.00pm Monday to Friday, and 9.00am to 5.30pm Saturday and Sunday. You can still obtain transit and garbage/recycling information by selecting the automated self-service options after hours and service requests can also be submitted online anytime. So for more information simply call 311 or visit

Burning rules and regulations

During the wildfire risk season (March 15 to October 15) all domestic brush burning and campfires must adhere to daily Nova Scotia burning restrictions. To check how these restrictions and guidelines affect you, visit Burn Safe and Fire Prevention, for full up-to-date information.

Heroes for Hunter

Sharing News About Hunter – From Three Brooks Homeowners’ Association –  all support welcome!

Friends in the Three Brooks community (Tina and Sean Marsden) have a little boy, Hunter, 8, who very recently was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer, neuroblastoma. Three Brooks community members a been organizing many different fundraising activities and evetns to try to help the family with the on-going cost of Hunters medical treatment. To find out more visit either the Facebook page for Hunter or the ‘YouCaring’ site where you can personally make a donation to the family.

Community by-laws

To view the Five Island Lake Estates community by-laws simply download our PDF.

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