Household Hazardous Waste Depot on September 22

The City of Ottawa would like to encourage residents to dispose of their waste in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

The City is pleased to host a one-day mobile Household Hazardous Waste Depot on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Waste Management landfill at 254 Westbrook Road.

Household hazardous waste includes the following items:

  • 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
  • Batteries (automotive/household)

For a complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste, please visit ottawa.ca/hhw. Residents are reminded that this depot is for household waste only (maximum 100 litres). No commercial waste will be accepted.

To keep our waste collection operators and our environment safe, please do your part by safely disposing of hazardous household waste such as used needles, pesticides and pool chemicals.

If you are unable to attend the depot, most materials can be easily recycled on any day. Items such as paint, oil, compact fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries can be returned to participating local retailers any day of the week during regular operating hours. Visit ottawa.ca and look for the Waste Explorer link for more information.

For more information on waste management and recycling, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).