The City is developing a new Solid Waste Master Plan, to be completed by the end of 2021.

The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years. As Ottawa grows and changes, we want to ensure our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. This page will be your hub for updates and opportunities to provide feedback.

Nothing has been decided yet – your input counts!

Managing solid waste is a shared responsibility, and every resident has a part to play. That’s why, over the next two years, we need meaningful conversations with you to help ensure the new Solid Waste Master Plan works for everyone.

Have your say in-person or online as we consider questions like:

  • How are residents doing when it comes to diverting their waste?
  • What’s working in other cities, and should we do the same things here?
  • How can we get more people recycling and composting in multi-residential communities?
  • How can we get more people to reduce waste and to recycle more?
  • Should we have a zero-waste goal?
  • Can we afford to invest in new technologies to manage waste? Can we afford not to?
  • What can your City government do to build on contributions by the Province of Ontario and the Government of Canada?

Join the conversation and ask your questions on Engage Ottawa. And watch for in-person engagement sessions and a survey – all coming soon.

You can also sign-up to receive information about consultation opportunities and updates about the plan.