Get a blue bin, black bin or green bin

  • Get a blue, black or green bin delivered to your home
  • The City will supply one blue and one black bin and one green bin per household.
  • 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, broken or missing recycling bin or green bin, you can request a replacement online.  Please note that your damaged bin must be placed out by the curb for the exchange to take place.  Otherwise, please call 3-1-1 to schedule an exchange.  

Get a kitchen container, blue, black or green bin

Have you recently moved and containers are missing from your new property? Have they gone missing or do you require additional bins? Please use the following to request delivery of new bins:

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 recycling containers

A curbside recycling container shall be ranging in size from forty-five (45) L to sixty (60) L, blue or black in colour.

A blue curbside recycling container

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