Ottawa Recycling Guide
Use Our Recycling Guide
Capital Junk has created an Ottawa Recycling Guide to help you find the proper disposal site and recycling depot for your materials. If you can’t find your item on our list, please leave the head-scratching to us and get in touch. We are a full-service junk removal company helping home and business owners get rid of unwanted items without the stress of hauling it out themselves or having to know where and how to dispose of it. Our loads are sorted and processed at our facility for recycling, donation or re-use, with the last option being the landfill.
To find the information you are looking for, start by selecting the first letter of the item’s name from the alphabet. The page will scroll to the appropriate letter. When you find the item, click the box and it will expand, showing you information about recycling in Ottawa.
Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, button cell)
Batteries (power tool)
This item can be placed in your Black Box for recycling.
Cardboard Ice Cream Containers
Rinse your ice cream boxes and place them in your Blue Box for recycling.
The City of Ottawa requires you to bundle your carpet waste into compact parcels (not exceeding 1.2 meters in length, 0.76 meters in width and height and not exceeding 15 kilograms in weight). The City will not remove your waste if you have more than 6 large items. If you find yourself in a pickle and need your renovation debris hauled away as soon as possible, please give Capital Junk a call at 613-825-0707 or schedule a pick-up online!
Casette Tapes can be brought to AIM Recycling for safe recycling.
CDs (Compact Disks)
Ceramic Flower Pots
Brown thumb? Donate your unneeded flower pots to Richmond Nursery! If they are broken, please put this item out as regular curbside garbage.
This item, if dry, can be placed in your Green Bin and if the item is wet, the City of Ottawa asks that you wrap it in old newspaper before placing in your Green Bin.
Clean Packing Paper
Consider dropping this material off at Adam’s Moving so they can reuse it for their customer’s who need moving supplies; or put in your Black Box for recycling.
Place clean, clear plastic containers in your Blue Box for recycling.
Cloth Based Items
Cloth Grocery Bags
We’ve all been there… too many cloth grocery bags in the closet… Donate part of your collection to the Vanier Community Service Centre so that other families will utilize your surplus.
There are lots of great places to donate your clothing to: Goodwill, Salvation Army, Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Program, The Ottawa Mission or Ontario Federation of Cerebral Palsy are all great choices. If you are looking to have your clothing recycled, Value Village and H & M Clothing Stores all have a system in place for repurposing or recycling your unwearable / unwanted fabrics.
The City of Ottawa will not accept concrete as part of regular curbside pickup unless the quantity is small enough to be bundled into compact parcels (not exceeding 1.2 meters in length, 0.76 meters in width and height and not exceeding 15 kilograms in weight). If you think you have more than this amount consider having Capital Junk haul it away or bring it yourself to a City Landfill for disposal.
This is one of those materials that can be easily recycled or crafted into something else. Capital Junk can donate your corks to any number of individuals for use in flooring, crafting, tree planting and more!
Curtains and Drapes
Deodorant Spray Bottles
Electric Hospital Beds
Empty Aerosol Containers
Flat Screen Monitors
Flat Screen Televisions
Frozen Juice Cans
Gift Wrapping Paper
Glass Liquor Bottles
Glass Wine Bottles
Incandescent Light Bulbs
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Light Bulbs (Spiral LED)
Discard your old magazines into your Black Box for recycling.
This item contains scrap metal that can be brought to a municipal landfill where it will be disposed of with no tipping fee as long as it is separated from other loads. Note that this item can also go in your regular garbage.
Washed margarine tubs can be recycled if placed in a Blue Box.
Used matches can be tossed into your Green Bin.
Mattresses can be placed on the curb for regular garbage pick up. If your mattress is too bulky and heavy for you to haul yourself, hiring a junk removal service can save you time and energy on your mattress removal. You may call our office for a free estimate at (613) 825-0707 or book your mattress removal online!
Metal Bed Frames
Metal Clothes Hangers
This item goes in the regular garbage. Please tape a large X on the reflective part of the mirror so the City employees can clearly see it.
Plastic Flower Pots
Plastic Ice Cream Containers
Plastic Yogurt Containers
Popsicle Sticks (wood)
Popsicle Sticks (plastic)
Potato Chip Tube
Power Tool Blades
Pressure Treated Wood
Produce Styrofoam Trays
Q-Tips (cardboard or wooden stick)
Q-Tips (plastic stick)
Security Alarm Systems
Silica Kitty Litter
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Water Cooler Jugs
Whipping Cream Cans
Wooden Bed Frames
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