City of Ottawa
Confirm your collection day and see what is being picked up.
Find out how you can obtain new and/or additional blue and black boxes for your home.
Most glass, metal and plastic and cartons go in your blue box. Find a complete list here.
Not sure if an item belongs in your blue box, black box, green bin or the garbage? Use the Waste Explorer to find out how to dispose of thousands of different items.
Recycling keeps trash out of our landfills, and the items we use every day are re-used to make new stuff. Find out how recycling works.
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