Hazardous waste, Ottawa

Spring cleaning time in Ottawa

The City of Ottawa is once again holding a series of household hazardous waste depots throughout the year at various locations across the region.

The first opportunity for residents to get rid of hazardous waste happens on Sunday April 30 at the Rideau Carleton Raceway at 4837 Albion Road.

The depot will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents can drop off 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
Electronic waste will also be accepted at this depot.
The program certainly seems to be working. In 2015, 555 tonnes of hazardous waste was collected, according to the City of Ottawa website.