Batteries and Waste Explorer

By disposing of batteries correctly, we help reduce the risk of fires in our waste facilities and trucks, keeping our collection operators and first responders safe. Fortunately, there are numerous retailers and organizations that will take back batteries for safe disposal. Navigate proper waste diversion with ease using the Waste Explorer tool, accessible at ottawa.ca/WasteExplorer and via the Ottawa Collection Calendar mobile app. From batteries and paint to milk cartons and pills, the Waste Explorer is your go-to guide for responsible waste disposal!

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Map of Free Little Libraries

Map of Free Little Libraries

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Second OC Transpo Bus Route Review

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School Street Update

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Happy Francophonie Month!

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Thrifting in Rideau-Vanier and why we love it!

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Free Basketball in Ward 12

Free Basketball in Ward 12

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Updated Phone Hours

My office accepts incoming telephone phone calls, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm. Outside of those times we are concentrating on resident case and city policy work. Email is welcomed at anytime at Stephanie.plante@ottawa.ca. Thank you.