Get a blue or black box

  • Get a blue or black box or green bin at Canadian Tire stores.
  • The City only supplies one blue and one black box and one green bin per household.
  • Extra recycling boxes and green bins can be purchased at Canadian Tire stores in Ottawa.
  • The Green Bin Program is available in apartment and other multi-residential properties. Please contact your property manager for more information.

Damaged or Missing Containers?

If you have a damaged or broken recycling box or green bin, you can request a replacement by calling 3-1-1.

New Property

Did you recently move and containers are missing from your new property?  If so, you can request coupons for replacement bins. Coupons can be redeemed at any Ottawa Canadian Tire. Please use the following to request coupons:

Do not use other bins for organics collection

Please use the City of Ottawa green bin for organics collection. The bins have been specially designed and tested and are fitted for pick up by an automatic lifter on the collection vehicles.

Approved containers

For more details on approved container sizes, visit the City’s Solid Waste By-law.