The Trail Road Waste Facility is open. The facility will be open during regular business hours Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm
NEW: The facility will also be open to the public on the following Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. :
- September 26
- October 17
- October 31
In response to the ongoing pandemic, the following practices and precautions are in place at the Trail Waste Facility to keep both the public and staff safe, and must be observed by all individuals attending the landfill:
- Payment is contactless (i.e., Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Amex) at the scale house to address physical distancing requirements.
- The public will be permitted to sort their materials at the small load deposit area, however – sorting materials in advance is recommended.
- Residents will be required to practice social distancing while in the landfill.
Learn more about landfill rates and payment methods.
There is no change to curbside garbage and recycling collection.
To help our waste collection operators complete their daily routes in a timely manner, during COVID-19, we ask residents to limit what they are placing at the curb.
Please hold on to bulky items like furniture, mattresses, couches over the next few months. Minimizing the set out at the curb of your large items and extra waste from spring cleaning, it will allow the collection operators to focus on regular household waste during this time.
It’s equally important to stagger your leaf and yard waste material by not setting out more than 2-3 bags per week.
By taking these measures, you help the waste collection operators to do their job efficiently and maximize their physical distancing.
Help our waste collectors stay safe so they can continue providing this essential service for you.
Household Hazardous Waste
Visit ottawa.ca/hhw for updates on dates and locations.
- Do not dispose of hazardous material in your garbage.
- Safely store them until a scheduled hazardous waste depot has been scheduled.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, used paper facial tissues should be placed in plastic bags and can go in the green bin as per regular waste disposal practices.
Litter (used gloves and masks)
Keeping Ottawa clean and litter-free is everyone’s responsibility.
We are seeing an increase in disposable gloves and masks discarded on the ground in public, especially in grocery store parking lots. Used gloves and masks are garbage and do not belong on the ground.
Improper disposal of garbage is a safety risk and harmful to the environment.
Residents should dispose of all garbage, including gloves and masks, in waste bins. If you take your used gloves and masks home, throw them away in a garbage bin lined with a plastic bag, and be sure to wash your hands after.
Any person found depositing waste on any property can be charged with littering.