Ottawa Garbage Schedule 2023 (Bulk Pickup, Holidays, Map)

We’re here to help you find the Ottawa garbage pickup schedule for 2023 including bulk pickup, recycling, holidays, and maps.

The City of Ottawa is in Ontario Canada with Gatineau to the north, Brockville and Kingston to the south, Montreal and Longueuil to the east.

If there’s a change to your normal garbage collection schedule then there’s a good chance your street sweeping schedule has changed too so make sure to check for updates.

Ottawa Garbage Collection Calendar 2023

For normal garbage collection schedules, visit the City’s Garbage Collection Calendar.

Garbage Pick Up Holidays

Here you can see the city-observed holidays.

  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Monday
  • Victoria Day
  • Colonel By Day
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Recycling, green bin and garbage collection schedules will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week, with Saturday making up for the missed day.

For example, if your collection day falls on a Monday statutory holiday, collection would shift to Tuesday, a regular Tuesday collection day would shift to Wednesday, Wednesday to Thursday, Thursday to Friday, and Friday to Saturday.

There are no changes to the recycling, green bin, and garbage collection schedule for:

  • Canada Day: Saturday, July 1, 2023
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • Remembrance Day: Saturday, November 11, 2023
  • Boxing Day: Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Ottawa Garbage Collection Map

Ottawa Garbage Pickup Schedule Map

Bulk Waste Pickup Calendar 2023

To find your bulk item pickup schedule visit:

Acceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • Furniture
  • Mattresses
  • Couches
  • etc.

Unacceptable Items for Bulk Pickup

  • stoves
  • refrigerators
  • freezers
  • air conditioners
  • dryers
  • dishwashers
  • hot water tanks
  • furnaces or oil tanks
  • Plaster
  • wood (including pressure-treated lumber)
  • drywall
  • concrete
  • asphalt or other waste resulting from building construction
  • renovation or demolition debris
  • Flares
  • bullets
  • explosive devices
  • ammunition
  • firearms
  • fireworks

Please check Ottawa Waste Explorer to find out more where to dispose household items.

Have bulky items the city won’t pick up? You need a junk removal service.

If you have large items that the city won’t take from you, you may need to hire a junk removal service.

Junk removal services are not be as picky about the items they’re collecting so if the city won’t take the item, this may be your best bet. There’s usually a fee involved with junk removal but most companies can tell you ahead of time approximately what it’s going to cost.

There are a number of junk removal services in Ottawa and I’m sure many of them will be able to help you out.

Recycling Collection Calendar 2023

Here’s the link to the City’s recycling collection calendar.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bulk pickup in Ottawa?

To find your bulky item pickup in your area visit:

What day is trash pickup?

To find trash pickup on your street visit:

What time does trash collection start?

Trash collection starts at 7:00 am. Make sure to have your bins on the curb by then.

How can I contact Ottawa Customer Service?

Address: 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1


Access 311 services through 3-1-1 online

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