Curbside Garbage Collection Options - Closed!

The survey is now closed, thank you for participating. A “What we Learned Report” will be released later this year, stay tuned! Please join us this Fall when we start engagement on the second phase of the Solid Waste Master Plan.

Waste Plan options engagement has started and Curbside Garbage Collection Options are up first!

Complete the survey and/or sign up for a workshop to have a say in how garbage gets collected from your home in the future.

This survey focuses on just three Waste Plan options to help us increase waste diversion from the landfill. All other Waste Plan options will be presented for engagement in the Fall and will include ideas to reduce and reuse waste, improve collection of waste in multi-residential buildings and parks, improve the management of food and organics, and much, much more!!

Reducing garbage at the curbside is crucial to help achieve our vision of a Zero Waste Ottawa.

More than half of what people in Ottawa throw in the garbage could be recycled or composted.

We know we can do better.

If we rethink how we collect garbage at the curb, we can reduce emissions, extend the life of the landfill, and turn more waste into new products and resources.

The options we’re exploring include partial pay-as-you-throw (PAYT), clear garbage bags with material bans and reduced firm item limits.

You can also explore the purpose of this project, how options were developed and key considerations when it comes to education and enforcement approaches for these options.

We're on it!

Thanks to everyone for sending us your questions. We want to make sure we get you the best answer we can and due to the increase in volume, we'll need 5 business days to respond. We're loving these questions so keep them coming!

Residents requiring accessibility accommodations or paper surveys can contact Elizabeth Cybulski at 613-580-2424 extension 23202.

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