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Trail Waste Facility Open Canada Day
July 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
With our waste collection operators continuing to work tirelessly to provide the residents of Ottawa with reliable waste collection services, and with the continued request from the City for residents to refrain from disposing of excess materials curbside in an effort to provide some relief to these essential front-line workers, the Trail Waste Facility will be open to the public on Canada Day (Wednesday, July 1st) between 9:00am and 5:00pm. Hopefully, keeping the landfill open on a statutory holiday when most people are not at work will provide an additional opportunity for residents to bring excess waste, as well as materials such as e-waste (accepted free-of-charge, if sorted), to the landfill for proper diversion or disposal.
In response to the ongoing pandemic, the following practices and precautions are in place at the Trail Waste Facility to keep both the public and staff safe, and must be observed by all individuals attending the landfill:
- Payment is contactless (i.e., Interac, Visa, MasterCard, Amex) at the scale house to address physical distancing requirements.
- The public will be permitted to sort their materials at the small load deposit area, however – sorting materials in advance is recommended.
- Residents will be required to practice social distancing while in the landfill.
- Hazardous and/or liquid wastes are not accepted at the landfill.
Currently, the intent is for the Trail Waste Facility to be open for other statutory holidays and limited Saturdays until Labour Day (Monday, September 7th) to provide residents who are unable to get to the landfill during workdays with additional opportunities to dispose of their waste. These additional dates, in conjunction with the recently introduced Extended Household Hazardous Waste Depots, are important steps to assist the City in protecting both front-line workers and the environment.