Household Hazardous Waste Depots

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To help you dispose of household hazardous waste safely, the City of Ottawa is running several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots.


Household Hazardous Waste is any corrosive, flammable or poisonous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.


Last year, 17,962 participants dropped off 646 tonnes of material at the City’s household hazardous waste depots. This represents an 8% increase in participation and a 16% increase in material collected over 2015 rates.


Products to be dropped off include: (maximum 100 litres by volume)

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Needles and syringes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Pool chemicals


Liquid or hazardous waste from industrial, commercial and institutional sources will not be accepted.  The one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots are for residential household waste only and is exclusive for City of Ottawa residents. You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. For more information on this, please click here.


2017 Dates and Locations

Depot hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Date Location Address
April 30th 2017 Rideau Carleton Raceway 4837 Albion Rd.
May 7th 2017 Tunney’s Pasture Sir Frederick Banting Dr.
June 4th 2017* Progressive Waste Landfill 3354 Navan Rd.
June 25th 2017 OC Transpo Park and Ride 3355 Fallowfield
August 20th 2017 Kanata Research Park 411 Leggett Dr.
September 17th 2017 Tunney’s Pasture Sir Frederick Banting Dr.
October 1st 2017 OC Transpo Park and Ride Trim Road
October 28th 2017 Barrhaven Snow Disposal Facility Strandherd at McKenna Casey

*Residential electronic waste not accepted at this site.


I encourage all residents to continue supporting sustainable and safe waste management practices and bring any household hazardous waste lying around their homes to one of the depots.