Ottawa – The first Household Hazardous Waste Depot of the year is happening on Sunday, April 29 from 8 am to 4 pm, at the OC Transpo Park and Ride at 1201 Trim Road.
Household hazardous waste includes the following items:
- Aerosol containers
- Propane cylinders
- Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
- Fire extinguishers
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Mercury switches/thermometers
- Needles and syringes
- Oven and window cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Batteries (automotive/household)
- Paints and coatings
For paints, only bring cans that contain liquid paints. If your paint is completely dried and hardened, just put it in the garbage. For those empty cans, remove the lid and they can be recycled in the blue bin.
Residential electronic waste, such as computers, televisions and cameras, are also accepted at this site.
Remember, this depot is for household waste only (maximum 100 litres). No commercial waste is accepted.
To ensure the safety and well-being of the waste collection operators and our environment, residents are asked to safely dispose of hazardous household waste, such as used needles, propane cylinders and pool chemicals.
If you are unable to attend this depot, other City-hosted Household Hazardous Waste Depots will be held across the city throughout the year. For information about upcoming dates, visit ottawa.ca.
In addition, residents can also use the Waste Explorer on ottawa.ca to find local retailers that accept household hazardous waste, all year long, during their hours of operation. These retailers are participating members in the City’s Take it Back! program.