Drop boxes available for payments

We now have drop boxes available for residents at each of our three Service Centres. If you are paying a bill using this method we ask that you only use cheques not cash.Please clearly mark the outside of the envelope with your name, account number and the amount of your payment. Receipts will be mailed out once your payment is processed.

A reminder, anyone wishing to make a payment may do so with the following methods:

  • Online via Paymentus (
  • Online via personal banking websites
  • Telephone banking
  • Mailing a cheque to the Upper Nappan Service Centre
  • Using the Pre-authorized debit form (call for a copy to be mailed to you)
  • Drop box at the Upper Nappan Service Centre, available seven days a week
  • Drop box at the Parrsboro Service Centre, available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Drop box at the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre, available Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon – 2 p.m.

Special Collection Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work conditions required during a special collection, we are cancelling the annual Special Collection of metal, bulky items and construction and demolition debris, as outlined on the back of the 2020-2021 Collection Schedule. Residents are reminded that they are able to put out one bulky garbage item per garbage pickup. Please refer to your 2020-2021 Collection Schedule, or the Cumberland County Solid Waste App for clarification of a bulky item.

These are difficult times and we encourage all residents to abide by the health and safety guidelines distributed by our Federal and Provincial Governments during this pandemic.

At this time, curbside collection of household solid waste is deemed to be an essential service, and will continue. Residents are reminded that all by-laws concerning illegal dumping and solid waste collection remain in effect.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Community Resources

For a list of community resources related to COVID-19, please see this PDF which was compiled by the Community Health Board. 

Message from Warden Al Gillis

Over the last month, we have all experienced a drastic change in our lives due to the global pandemic of COVID-19. We all have found ways to adapt to new realities at home, at work and at play. Requirements like social distancing, travel restrictions and temporary closures of many business have been enforced at a provincial and federal level.

This week, the Provincial Government released data showing how we as Nova Scotians have been able to adapt in an effort to bend the curve so as not to overwhelm our healthcare facilities. Many Nova Scotians are doing well in complying with requirements, resulting in what Chief Medical Officer Dr. Strang has called bending the curve. As of April 14th, Cumberland was one of two areas in the province without an assigned case. While the case count is likely to change with time, I am proud that the residents of the Municipality are acting to bend the curve.

To the people working in Essential Services, on behalf of Council and the residents of the Municipality of Cumberland, I want to extend a heartfelt and sincere thank you. Thank you for your work everyday to continues to provide for your communities.

I want to remind everyone of these websites with important and helpful information:

Together, by continuing to practice good hand hygiene and social distancing, and following other directives issued by the Provincial Government we can keep our families, friends and neighbours safe.