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Give Away Weekend
Jun
10
to Jun 11

Give Away Weekend

The spring Give Away Weekend will take place on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, 2017

Don't put your unwanted stuff in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood, community and city to find hidden treasures.

Examples of acceptable items

  • Books, CDs and DVDs
  • Old furniture and small appliances
  • Construction materials including drywall and hardware such as nails, bolts and screws
  • Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Unwanted gifts

Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb. The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children's items such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, car seats, strollers, playpens, bath seats, mattresses, blinds, toys and other child-related items should not be placed at the curb for Giveaway Weekend.

Rules for setting out items

  1. Place items at the curb
  2. Place stickers or signs on items with the word "FREE"
  3. Ensure any items you want to keep are away from your giveaway treasures or tucked away safely in your garage
  4. At the end of the day, bring any uncollected items back to your home

Give Away Weekend etiquette

  • Respect other people's property, don't walk on people's lawns and gardens
  • Take only the treasures marked free at the curb

We wish you best of luck in finding hidden treasures. It's another way to reduce our waste and protect our most precious treasure - the environment.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Barrhaven
Oct
23
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Barrhaven

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Drain-All Ltd.
Oct
1
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Drain-All Ltd.

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Tunney's Pasture
Sep
18
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Tunney's Pasture

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Kanata
Aug
21
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Kanata

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Barrhaven
Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot - Barrhaven

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste - Navan
Jun
12
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste - Navan

From the City of Ottawa website:

What is Household Hazardous Waste?

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste depots for City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Apr
15
10:00 AM10:00

Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

From Scott's column:

Due to a Special Meeting of the Community and Protective Services Committee on April 7th, the regular meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has been moved to Friday, April 15th.  The time and location are the same as usual; 10:00am at Ben Franklin Place.  Items on the agenda include the following:

  • Surplus Farm Severance Zoning Amendments for 4740 John Shaw Road, 5883 McCordick Road, 3244 Shea Road, 6096 Third Line Road
  • Flood Plain Mapping Updates: Carp River, Cardinal Creek, John Boyce MD, Osgoode Garden/Cedar Acres MD
  • Appointment of an Engineer for the Faulkner Municipal Drain
  • Court of Revision for O’Keefe Municipal Drain
  • Omnibus Amendments to the Zoning By-Law

With the Omnibus Zoning By-Law is something that is of great interest to rural farmers.  One of the amendments expands the zones in which farmers’ markets and market stands can set up in.  Prior to this amendment, stands were only permitted in commercial zones.  This issue came to a head last year when a local farm stand was refused permission to operate in a church parking lot.  This amendment fixes that and expands the use of farmers’ market to Major Institutional Zones, Community Leisure Facility Zones and Rural Commercial Zones.  Further, the specific use pertaining to a market stand is expanded to number of new areas as well including the parking lot of churches, municipal centres, arena and other recreation facilities.

An additional item in the Omnibus Zoning By-Law is floodplain mapping updates to the Richmond Marketplace property and the Richmond Nursery property.  Following further review, it was determined that the floodplain mapping was inaccurate and this amendment will reflect that.  Subsequently, the zoning will be updated to reflect the current mapping.

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Special Meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee
Apr
12
9:00 AM09:00

Special Meeting of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee

A Special Meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee has been called for Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the purpose of considering the following item:

Zoning By-law Amendment - Part of 6069 Fourth Line Road

The meeting will be held in the Champlain Room, 110 Laurier Ave. W, at 9:00am.

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Public Consultation: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Structure Review
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Public Consultation: Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Structure Review

Read Scott's recent column that provides background details about the Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rate Structure Review:

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From the City of Ottawa's website:

The City of Ottawa is developing a new rate structure to fund its water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. We need your help to ensure that the new structure will fund the cost of operating and maintaining Ottawa’s infrastructure in a way that is sustainable, fair and affordable.

The new rate structure will have an impact on all property owners in Ottawa and will play an important role in ensuring that the City can continue to provide high-level services to all residents.

The City wants to hear your thoughts on the proposed options for a new rate structure. Your feedback will help the City to finalise a proposal for City Council.

The City will be hosting 8 consultation sessions across Ottawa between March 21 and April 7, 2016:

  • March 21, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • March 29, 2016 at 7:00pm at the West Carleton Community Complex
  • March 30, 2016 at 7:00pm at City Hall
  • March 31, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Navan Memorial Community Centre
  • April 2, 2016 at 1:30pm at the Metcalfe Community Centre
  • April 4, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Kanata Recreation Complex-(formerly Walter Baker Place)
  • April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Alfred Taylor Recreation Centre
  • April 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Nepean Sportsplex

Each consultation session will feature a presentation from City staff followed by a discussion session in small groups.

Have your say on this important issue by registering for a consultation session.

Residents who are unable to attend one of the sessions can view the presentation materials and complete the online feedback form.

You can learn more about the rate structure study described below or by downloading the background document. This contains information about:

  • how Ottawa’s current rate structure works,
  • why a new rate structure is needed, and
  • what options the City is proposing for a new rate structure
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2016 Budget Consultation (Rideau-Goulbourn)
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

2016 Budget Consultation (Rideau-Goulbourn)

  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are interested in contributing to the budget conversation – if you have ideas that you want to put forward – there are some steps that you can take to begin to effect change over the longer term:

  • Contact your City Councillor
  • Attend a consultation. Councillor Scott Moffatt, along with his colleagues Councillor George Darouze (Osgoode) and Councillor Michael Qaqish (Gloucester-South Nepean), is hosting a consultation:

Wednesday, September 30
7 to 9 p.m.
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Building, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Manotick

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot
Aug
23
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage.

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depotsfor City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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Household Hazardous Waste Depot
Jun
28
8:00 AM08:00

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

To help you dispose of these products safely, the City of Ottawa operates several one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depotsfor City of Ottawa residents only. 

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.

Products to be dropped off at household hazardous waste depots 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

You can also return certain paint products and batteries to Ottawa hardware retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca to find a location near you.

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