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March 24th - 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Event Schedule

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing residents options for the safe disposal of household hazardous waste which cannot be disposed of through regular waste collection services. In providing events to collect hazardous waste, the City of Ottawa is protecting both the environment and the health and safety of waste collection workers. These events complement existing programs administered by retailers to collect specific types of household hazardous waste material on an ongoing basis.


The City hosts HHW events to ensure hazardous waste is safely collected, transported, and appropriately recycled or disposed of, in compliance with federal and provincial legislation on the handling, transport, and disposal of hazardous waste. Trained and certified waste management professionals plan, manage and execute these events to ensure compliance with all existing legislation. The collection of hazardous waste by untrained, uncertified collectors would be considered a contravention to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 347.


In 2021, the City hosted four 1-day HHW events and an extended 5-day event, for a total of 9 household hazardous waste collection days open to Ottawa residents. This year, the Public Works Department will continue to provide collection services for HHW such as corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials, by offering 9 free one-day events from April 24, 2022 through to October 23, 2022. The City has added locations at the Rideau Carleton Casino, the Michael Street Snow Dump, and the Canadian Tire Centre for 2022.


* Please follow the signage at Tunney’s Pasture for the specific location of the event


Note that event dates are subject to change. The schedule will be updated as needed on Ottawa.ca. Residents are also encouraged to consult the Waste Explorer tool for a full list of items accepted at the HHW events. In addition, the Waste Explorer provides a list of retailers throughout the city that accept household hazardous waste materials at any time and will continue to be updated as more sites are identified through the adaptation of the Hazardous and Special Products Regulation (ACS2021-PWE-SWS-0004) by producers of household hazardous waste materials.

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