Household Hazardous Waste Depot and Give Away Weekend

For immediate release:
October 23, 2015

Ottawa - The City of Ottawa will host its final one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depot of 2015 this weekend, during Fall Give Away weekend.

Give Away Weekend

One person’s trash is another’s treasure. Set out your gently used items at the curb on October 24 and 25 for the Fall Ottawa Give Away Weekend. Tour your neighbourhood and city to find hidden treasures.

Simply place items such as clothes, furniture, sports equipment, books and more at the curb and place stickers or signs on items with the word FREE.

At the end of the day, you could donate uncollected items to a local charity. Construction materials can be donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore.

Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Date:  Sunday, October 25

Time:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: OC Transpo Park & Ride at Fallowfield Station 
3355 Fallowfield Road

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
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Pool chemicals

Residents can drop off a maximum of 100 litres of household hazardous waste at no charge. No commercial waste will be accepted.

Take it Back!

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

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


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