City of 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 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, including fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint and oil, by returning them to participating local retailers during their regular business hours. For a list of retailers who accept returns of HHW, please visit ottawa.ca.
Residents can also take HHW to a one-day depot on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 150 Tunney's Pasture Drive.
For more information on waste management and recycling, visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).