In 2018, 19,122 participants dropped off 623 tonnes of material at the City’s household hazardous waste depots. While the amount of waste received is consistent with 2017, the program saw a 13% increase in its participation rate. This year the Public Works and Environmental Services Department (PWES) will continue to provide collection services for household hazardous waste such as corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials; by offering free one-day mobile depots from May 5th , 2019 through to October 26th , 2019.

Household hazardous waste does not belong in waste collection vehicles or landfills. In providing mobile depots to collect hazardous waste, the City of Ottawa is protecting both the environment and the health and safety of waste collection workers. The mobile depots will complement existing programs administered by retailers to collect specific types of household hazardous waste material on an ongoing basis.

Recognizing the increased participation in the HHW program, an additional event, and two new locations, have been added to the 2019 schedule. Specific details can be found below in table 1, Schedule for Mobile Hazardous Waste Depots.

The 2019 schedule will be posted on Ottawa.ca and routine communications will be provided about upcoming depots. Residents are also encouraged to consult the Waste Explorer tool found on Ottawa.ca for a full list of items accepted at the depots, as well as a list of retailers who accept household hazardous waste materials at any time.

The 2019 schedule will be posted on Ottawa.ca and routine communications will be provided about upcoming depots. Residents are also encouraged to consult the Waste Explorer tool found on Ottawa.ca for a full list of items accepted at the depots, as well as a list of retailers who accept household hazardous waste materials at any time.