Changes to curbside waste collection begin this week

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City of Ottawa

Several important changes to the City's solid waste collection schedule begin this week. Your residual household garbage will now be collected every two weeks. Your green bin will continue to be collected every week.

Blue and black box recycling will continue to be collected on alternating weeks but your schedule may have changed. Check your Collection Calendar or visit ottawa.ca to confirm what to put at the curb this week!

As part of these changes, 158,000 households will have their residual waste and recycling collected on a new day. The City of Ottawa has informed residents through a personalized letter. You can confirm your collection day by checking your Collection Calendar online at ottawa.ca.

Residents can also sign up to receive personalized reminders about their collection schedule via e-mail, phone or Twitter by visiting ottawa.ca or by calling 3-1-1 (613-580-2400).

One of the best ways to adapt to bi-weekly waste collection is to reduce the total amount of waste a household produces. Maximize the use of the City's recycling programs. A list of tips was compiled on ottawa.ca to help you get the most out of your green bin. You can place out an unlimited amount of recycling each collection day.