Get a blue or black box or green bin at Canadian Tire stores.
- If you are new to Ottawa or your boxes are missing or stolen, please call 3-1-1 for a coupon to redeem at any Canadian Tire store in Ottawa to get your boxes.
- 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.
- For residents in apartment and multi-unit buildings, green bins may soon come to YOUR building. Contact your property manager for more information.
- If you have damaged or broken recycling boxes or green bin, you can request a replacement in person at a Client Service Center or by calling 3-1-1.
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.
For more details on approved container sizes, visit the City’s Solid Waste By-law.