Spring cleaning and household hazardous waste

Spring cleaning season is upon us. The City of Ottawa would like to encourage you to dispose of your waste in safest and most environmentally friendly way. There are a number of options available for the disposal of household hazardous waste. You can find out more at by visiting the City’s web site at ottawa.ca/hhw.

We would like to remind all residents that paints and stains, household batteries and CFL bulbs can be returned to various Ottawa hardware retailers at any time. Visit www.makethedrop.ca for a location near you.

The City of Ottawa is also pleased to host a one-day mobile household hazardous waste collection depot on Sunday, April 15. The depot will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Drain-All Ltd., 2705 Stevenage Drive (between Hawthorne Road and Russell Road, south of Walkley Road).

Household hazardous waste includes the following:

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Florescent 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)

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

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.

For more information on waste management and recycling, visit ottawa.ca/recycle or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401). For the latest garbage and recycling information, follow us on Twitter @ottawacity or via the hashtag #ottawawaste.