Household Hazardous Waste Depot this weekend

For immediate release:
August 21, 2015



Ottawa - 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 left at the curb for pickup or poured down the drain.


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 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

 Also, the City will host a one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depot this weekend:

 Date:  Sunday, August 23

Time:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Waste Management

254 Westbrook Road

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

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




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