If you’re planning any spring cleaning, here’s something to keep in mind for this weekend. The City of Ottawa’s first Household Hazardous Waste Depot of the year is happening this Sunday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Rideau Carleton Raceway on 4837 Albion Road. Here’s a list of items that can be dropped off:
- Aerosol containers
- Propane cylinders
- Fluorescent bulbs/tubes
- Fire extinguishers
- Fertilizers and pesticides
- Mercury switches/thermometers
- Needles and syringes
- Oven and window cleaners
- Pool chemicals
- Batteries (automotive/household)
- Paints and coatings
For paints, only bring cans that contain liquefied paints. If your paint is completely dried and hardened, just put it in the garbage. And for those empty cans, remove the lid and they can be recycled in the blue bin.
Residential electronic waste, such as computers, televisions and cameras, are also accepted at this site. To ensure the safety and well-being of the waste collection operators and our environment, residents are asked to safely dispose of hazardous household waste, such as used needles, propane cylinders and pool chemicals.
If you can’t make it to this weekend’s event, not to worry. Other City-hosted Household Hazardous Waste Depots will be held across the city throughout the year. For information about upcoming dates, visit ottawa.ca. (City of Ottawa news release)