Sunday, April 09, 2006

One-Day Depot for Household Hazardous Waste April 1

The City of Ottawa is hosting a one-day household hazardous waste collection depot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1 at the Trail Waste Facility, 4475 Trail Road, off Moodie Drive, south of Fallowfield Road.

This depot provides a convenient way to help keep the environment free of hazardous household waste. Attendants will unload the hazardous material and dispose of it safely.

Some examples of household hazardous waste include turpentine, aerosol containers, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals, insecticides, stains, wood preservatives, barbecue starters, propane tanks, oven cleaners, disinfectants, herbicides, fungicides, furniture stripper, gasoline and window cleaner.

Avoid lineups for the following products:
· Waste oil can be brought back to a “Take it Back!” partner retailer; check the City’s Web site at under Garbage and Recycling for a list of 75 retailers that take back oil.
· Latex paint can be hardened at home with clumping kitty litter or a commercial paint hardener and the hardened paint put out in your regular garbage bag. Recycle the empty, cleaned paint can (with the lid removed) in your Blue Box.

For more information visit the City’s Web site at or call 3-1-1. (TTY: 613-580-2401)


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