City to hold last household hazardous waste depot of 2020

OTTAWA – The city’s next household hazardous waste depot will run from Wednesday, Oct. 21 until Sunday Oct. 25.  

“You will be able to dispose of household hazardous waste at the Barrhaven snow facility, at the intersection of Strandherd and Dealership drives, daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.,” city staff released in a statement yesterday (Oct. 13). “We recommend accessing the site from the Strandherd Drive exit of Highway 416.”

 The event will have COVID-19 protocols in place.

“We have consulted with Ottawa Public Health to develop COVID-19 safety precautions for the depot,” staff said. “You can find the procedures online.”

The city will not accept electronic waste, only household hazardous waste. 

“You will be asked to remain in your vehicle as staff unload materials,” staff said. “Due to operating restrictions, staff will not be able to empty and return bins, totes, gas cans and boxes.”

This information is subject to change based on further developments related to COVID-19. For information about impacts of COVID-19 on city programs and services, visit