As of October 29, 2012, you will notice differences to the City’s solid waste collection services. Green bins will continue to be collected every week, while blue and black bin recycling will continue to be collected on alternating weeks. Beginning October 29, 2012, residual waste will be collected every two weeks. Along with this change, 158,000 households will receive a new solid waste collection day. By now you will have received a letter from the City about these changes.
In addition to these changes, the City is excited about new automatic weekly reminders that you can sign up to receive via e-mail, telephone, or Twitter regarding your collection schedule. Visit ottawa.ca or call 3-1-1 to sign up for your reminders.
The City is also providing a Special Considerations Program to collect diapers and incontinence products on weeks without scheduled garbage collection. Registration for the Special Considerations Program is now available by calling 3-1-1. Please ensure that if you are registered for this program and need to unregister or change your address, that you contact the City at 3-1-1 as soon as possible.