City of Ottawa
Confirm your collection day and see what is being picked up.
This award-winning environmental program allows schools to implement organic composting programs at no cost.
Most food and yard waste goes in your green bin. Find a complete list here.
Kitchen and yard waste can be composted and used to help gardens, lawns and indoor plants grow. Use quality compost from the City's Trail Waste Facility to help your garden grow. The compost is sold from March until November (while quantities last).
The Green Bin Program diverts residential organic waste away from our landfills, which saves the City millions of dollars and reduces the need for additional landfill sites.
Get tips on how to keep your green bin clean, and free of animals, bugs and odours.
The green bin is collected each and every week, 52 weeks a year.
Learn how to package and dispose of leaf and yard waste.
Get a blue or black box or green bin at Canadian Tire stores.
Not all materials can be thrown in the garbage. There are many items the City does not collect at the curb. These can include:
Give back to your community, gain valuable experience, meet new people. Check out the City of Ottawa's volunteer opportunities!
Young at Art celebrates the creativity and talent of Ottawa's young visual artists. It brings the work of young visual artists (Aged 12 to 19) to local art galleries across the city.
You should get at least one hour of physical activity per day! Learn how you can get your daily dose of exercise through different City activities.
Youth Zone workshops
The Youth Zone offers a variety of job workshops from interview skills to resume writing. Check out dates and times and how to register!
Cycling education courses
Want to improve your confidence and ability to ride around the City? Take a look at some of the cycling courses offered from April to October!
To report issues or request services from the City, contact us or self-serve online at ServiceOttawa.ca