Household Hazardous Waste Disposal – Special Items

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing


How to dispose of large, bulky or other items

During COVID-19, we ask that you hold on to bulky items like furniture, mattresses, couches for the months of April, May and June. Minimizing the set out at the curb of your large items and extra waste from spring cleaning, it will allow the collection operators to do their job efficiently and maximize their physical distancing.


The City does NOT pick up appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dryers, dishwashers, hot water tanks, furnaces or oil tanks at the curb. These appliances contain recyclable parts. Residents must make their own arrangements to have them taken away. Check the Yellow Pages(link is external) under “recycling” for a list of businesses providing this service, or take them back to participating retailers – electronic or household items.

Remember all refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units and dehumidifiers must have cooling chemicals removed and be tagged by a certified technician prior to being brought to a landfill site. Any items that are not tagged will be refused entry into the site.


Many retailers will accept AA, AAA batteries and rechargeable batteries. Also, check out our household hazardous waste depots.

Construction material

Plaster, wood (including pressure-treated lumber), drywall, concrete, asphalt or other waste resulting from building construction, renovation or demolition ARE NOT collected with regular garbage. Bring this material to the Trail Road Landfill Site or to another landfill.

The following companies offer a program for recycling some construction and renovation materials:
•Waste Management(link is external)


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Telephone: 311

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Project entered on: April 15, 2020 at 1:15 pm

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