2017 Household Hazardous Waste Depots

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If it’s corrosive, flammable or poisonous it’s hazardous waste. These types of products contaminate water and landfills and should never be poured down the drain or put out with your regular garbage. Instead, bring them to one of the City of Ottawa's one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots, which are for residents only. They run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:

Sunday, April 30
Rideau Carleton Raceway
4837 Albion Rd.

Sunday, May 7
Tunney's Pasture
251 Sir Frederick Banting Dr.

Sunday, June 4
Progressive Waste Landfill
3354 Navan Rd.

Sunday, June 25
OC Transpo Park & Ride
3355 Fallowfield Rd.

Sunday, August 20
Kanata Research Park
411 Leggett Dr.

Sunday, September 17
Tunney's Pasture
251 Sir Frederick Banting Dr.

Sunday, October 1
OC Transpo Park & Ride
1201 Trim Rd.

Saturday, October 28
Barrhaven Snow Disposal Facility
Strandherd Dr. at Kennevale Dr.

Products accepted (maximum 100 litres by volume):

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

Residential electronic waste is also accepted at these depots. Liquid or hazardous waste from industrial, commercial and institutional sources will not be accepted.

You can also return certain paint products, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and other products to Ottawa retailers. Visit makethedrop.ca or enter the item name in the online Waste Explorer.

Tips to reduce Household Hazardous Waste

  • Use environmentally friendly and safer alternatives for household cleaning, home improvement and garden care
  • If you must purchase a hazardous product, buy only the amount you can use up. Avoid bulk purchases if you don’t need a lot.
  • Read labels to ensure that products do what you want them to do before you purchase them, and follow the instructions for safe use, ventilation and storage.
  • Give leftover hazardous products to someone who can use them: relatives, friends, neighbours, community groups or charitable organizations.
  • Avoid aerosols whenever possible.