Household Hazardous Waste Depot on October 13


 

Ottawa – The City of Ottawa would like to encourage residents to dispose of their waste in the safest and most environmentally friendly way.

The City is pleased to host a one-day mobile household hazardous waste and electronic waste (e-waste) collection depot on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road.

Household hazardous waste includes the following items:

  • Aerosol containers
  • Propane cylinders
  • Disinfectants
  • Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Mercury switches/thermometers
  • Needles and syringes
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Paints and coatings
  • Oven and window cleaners
  • Pool chemicals
  • Batteries (automotive/household)

E-waste includes the following items (these items are not picked up curbside):

  • Televisions
  • Desktop computers and terminals
  • Monitors
  • Laptop computers
  • Desktop printers
  • Disk drives
  • CD-ROM drives
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Amplifiers, stereos, speakers, receivers
  • Cameras, digital cameras
  • Copiers, fax machines, scanners
  • Pagers, PDAs
  • Radios
  • Telephones, cellphones, answering machines
  • VCR and DVD players

For a complete listing of acceptable household hazardous waste or e-waste, please visit ottawa.ca/hhw. Residents are reminded that this depot is for household waste only. No commercial waste will be accepted.

To keep our waste collection operators and our environment safe please do your part by safely disposing of hazardous household waste such as used needles, pesticides and pool chemicals.

If you are unable to attend the depot, some materials can be easily recycled every day. Items such as paint, oil, compact fluorescent bulbs and rechargeable batteries can be returned to a participating local retailer any day of the week during regular operating hours.

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

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