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.
In providing mobile depots to collect hazardous waste, the City of Ottawa is protecting both the environment and the health and safety of waste collection workers. The mobile depots will complement existing programs administered by retailers to collect specific types of household hazardous waste material on an ongoing basis.
Last year, 16,980 participants dropped off 625 tonnes of material at the City’s household hazardous waste depots. These participation and material collection rates are consistent with 2016 program rates.
Products to be dropped off include: (maximum 100 litres by volume)
- Aerosol containers
- Propane cylinders
- Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
- Fire extinguishers
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Mercury switches/thermometers
- Needles and syringes
- Paints and coatings
- Oven and window cleaners
- Pool chemicalsDrop-off dates include:
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.