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Trail Road Landfill: Rates, hours and potting soil purchase

Facility overview

Please note: Potting soil will not be available for purchase in 2018. The next fee schedule will be available in 2019.

Ottawa residents and businesses can dispose of waste material at this facility. The Trail Road Waste Facility only accepts non-hazardous waste generated within the geographic boundaries of the City of Ottawa.

  • Household hazardous waste is NOT accepted
  • Liquid waste is NOT accepted

An environmental assessment to expand the Trail Road Waste Facility was approved in June of 2005. The expansion will provide an additional 10 to 40 years past 2008, depending on how much future waste can be successfully diverted from the landfill. Documents on the Trail Waste Facility Landfill Optimization/Expansion Project are available to the public at the Ottawa Public Library.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday - 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

4475 Trail Road (off Moodie Drive, south of Fallowfield Road)

Safety equipment requirements

CSA-certified green patch footwear and hi-visibility clothing is required for all persons using the Main Disposal Area or Small Load Area #2 (at the tipping face). Persons who do not have the required protective clothing will continue to have access to the Small Load Area #1. These changes are being introduced in order to ensure the safety of everyone on site. Should you have any questions, please contact the City at 3-1-1.

Rates

All landfill fees, except for the potting soil sales, are exempt from HST.

Landfill rates

Type Price Please note
*Residential, commercial, demolition and construction garbage $110/tonne Minimum fee applies <100 kg - Flat rate $11.00, otherwise charged by the weight in tonnes times the rate
Soil, sod, asphalt, fill, woodchips and masonry products $27.50/tonne  <200kg is $5.50) Must not be contaminated.
Stumps $220/tonne (minimum $22.00<100 kg)  
Farm waste Free As per definition of farm waste from registered farms only.
Mixed garbage,brush, cardboard or recyclables $220/tonne (minimum $22.00<100 kg) If recyclable content is more than 10 per cent in volume. Recyclables: brush, cardboard, metal, glass, plastic)
***Asbestos $484.00/tonne (minimum charge of $121.00)
  • As per Ontario Ministry of the Environment requirements.
  • Appointment required. All vehicles must arrive on site before 9 a.m.

Brush/yard waste and recyclable materials

Waste type Price Please note
** Brush and yard waste $37.50/tonne Material must be less than 4 inches or 12 cm in diameter. Larger source separated material is garbage ($108/tonne). Minimum fee applies if <100 kg. Flat rate of $3.75, otherwise charged by the weight in tonnes times the rate.
Tires Free  
Cardboard (black bin) $53/tonne Source separated cardboard (no garbage). Minimum fee applies if <100 kg. Flat rate of $5.30, otherwise charged by the weight in tonnes times the rate.
Metals Free Source separated metals (no garbage)
Electronic waste Free Source separated electronic waste (no garbage)
Glass, metal and plastic (blue bin material) Free Source separated glass, metal and plastic (no garbage)

Potting soil

Load type Price
Potting soil Potting soil will not be available for purchase in 2018. The next fee schedule will be available in 2019.
* If tipping load is less than 100 kg, a flat rate of $11.00 is charged. Otherwise the load is charged by the weight in tonnes times the rate posted.
**If tipping load is less than 100 kg, a flat rate of $3,75 is charged. Otherwise the load is charged by the weight in tonnes times the rate posted.

***Asbestos tipping fees: If less than 250 kg, a flat rate of $121.00 is charged. Otherwise the load is charged by the weight in tonnes times the differential rate.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • We do NOT accept liquid waste in the landfill.
  • We do NOT accept hazardous waste at the landfill.
  • Oil tanks/drums MUST be cut in half or perforated many times. If you are not equipped to safely and properly perform this work, please contact a waste disposal company to remove the tank/drum.
  • Safety requirement: Steel toe boots and high visibility vests must be worn at main tipping areas.
  • Payment options: Cash, cheque, Interac, money order, Visa, AMEX and MasterCard.

Other landfill sites

Springhill Landfill

Southwest of the intersection of Springhill Road and Highway 31, the Springhill landfill is operated by Tomlinson Environmental Services. Please contact Tomlinson directly at 613-822-1867 for information on hours of operation and pricing.

Local Private Landfill

Waste Connections of Canada Inc. (WCC) is located at 3354 Navan Road. Please contact WCC Canada Inc. directly at 613-824-7289 for information.

Green Bin Processing Facility

This indoor processing facility, owned by Orgaworld Canada, is located in an industrial park located on the southeast corner of Rideau Road and Hawthorne Road.