Column: May 30, 2019

Special collection of waste & hazardous waste

As of the writing of this column, the City of Ottawa began a special garbage collection schedule in flood-affected areas. Some collection will take place daily, seven days a week. To help with collection and disposal, flood-related debris should be separated by residents into five categories:

  • Household Trash and bagged debris, including material from demolition and construction, will be collected daily. Blue, black and green bins will be collected according to the regular schedule.

  • Appliances such as air conditioners, water heaters, washers/dryers, stoves, freezers and refrigerators will be collected Monday to Friday. Food should be removed and the doors should be removed or secured shut.

  • Electronics such as computers, stereos, TVs and any other device with a cord will be collected Monday to Friday.

  • Vegetative debris, such as logs, large tree limbs and pressure treated wood, will be collected regularly from the roadside.

  • Household hazardous waste collection will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Household hazardous waste must not be included with your garbage. Any leaking containers should be placed in a secure container or be double-bagged and labeled with the contents.

Please note: given that I write this column a full week before it’s published in the paper, I strongly suggest residents always check www.ottawa.ca for the latest and most up-to-date information regarding flooding matters and the services the City of Ottawa is providing.

Temporary Road Closure - Upper Dwyer Hill Rd.

In my last column in the May 16 edition of Your Community Voice, I noted that Upper Dwyer Hill Road, between Vaughan Side Road and Carroll Side Road, was closed due to an emergency culvert replacement, and that the closure would remain in effect for at least a few weeks until the new culvert can be installed. As an update, the road still remains closed. The new culvert has been ordered and is scheduled to be delivered by the end of this month. This is a large culvert with an unusual size and unique dimensions. A new culvert has been ordered and is being fabricated. Upper Dwyer Hill Road is expected to reopen by the end of the first week of June, barring any unforeseen delays including weather.