From the City of Ottawa
Every year, the City of Ottawa hosts drop-off events to ensure that resident’s hazardous waste is safely collected, transported, and appropriately recycled or disposed. This helps to protect the
environment and decreases the risk of toxic materials ending up in our collection vehicles or
landfills. The events are planned, managed and executed by trained and certified waste
management professionals in accordance with applicable laws. Any collection, handling and
transportation of hazardous waste must be in compliance with applicable provincial and federal
The events complement existing diversion programs across the City of Ottawa, including the
City’s Take it Back! Program. This option means residents can dispose of hazardous waste like
light bulbs or household batteries at their own convenience. Residents can search an item in the
Waste Explorer to find retailers nearby that accept it. Paint, for example, is our most collected
material at drop-off events. This item can be dropped off daily to many retailers across the city.
Our Take it Back! Program is an efficient way for residents to dispose of items, while giving
materials directly back to the producer.
In 2022, the City of Ottawa hosted nine one-day drop-off events. Nearly 17,000 residents
attended these events, disposing of approximately 587 tonnes of household hazardous waste.
This year, the City will be hosting nine single date drop-off events from April 23 through to
Please note that drop-off event dates are subject to change. For the most up-to-date schedule, and to see the list of acceptable items, please visit Ottawa.ca/HHW.
Sunday April 23 -- RCGT Stadium 300 Coventry Road
Saturday May 6 -- Rideau Carleton Raceway, Hard Rock Casino 4837 Albion Road South
Sunday June 25 -- Canadian Tire Centre 200 Cyclone Taylor Blvd.
Sunday July 9 -- Conroy Snow Dump 3100 Conroy Roa
Sunday August 13 -- Innes Snow Dump 2170 Mer Bleue Road
Sunday August 27 -- Strandherd Snow Dump 4061 Strandherd Drive
Sunday September 10 -- Tunney’s Pasture* Tunney’s Pasture
Sunday October 1 -- Westbrook Snow Dump 200 Westbrook Road
Sunday October 22 -- Innes Snow Dump 2170 Mer Bleue Road