The City of Ottawa is committed to helping residents dispose of their waste in the safest and most environmentally friendly way and reminds residents that some of the waste in garages, basements and sheds is hazardous and cannot be safely left at the curb for pickup.
Household hazardous waste includes items such as:
- Aerosol containers
- Batteries (automotive/household)
- Propane cylinders
- Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
- Fire extinguishers
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Needles and syringes
- Paints and coatings
- Pool chemicals
Residents can safely dispose of many kinds of household hazardous waste by returning them to participating local retailers during regular business hours. For a list of retailers who accept returns of household hazardous waste, please visit ottawa.ca.
Also, the City will host a one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depot this weekend:
Date: Sunday, May 31
Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Tunney’s Pasture
251 Sir Frederick Banting Driveway
Residents can drop off a maximum of 100 litres of household hazardous waste at no charge.Residential electronic waste is also accepted at this site. No commercial waste will be accepted.