The City has completed the first phase of its Solid Waste Master Plan, a 30-year plan that will guide how it manages solid waste. This report provides an overview of waste management in Ottawa and explains what we have been doing in phase one. It also highlights emerging trends in waste management and explains the public engagement approach for the two remaining phases in the master planning process.

You can share your thoughts and ideas about waste management in the city and what you would like to see in the future. Complete this 10-15 minute survey and help shape the Waste Plan.

The survey closes on July 3rd.

An online discussion will be run alongside the survey to gather substantive feedback from the public during Engagement Series 1 – feedback that will help us develop options for Council’s consideration.

We hope that you will be able to attend one of the 75-minute facilitated sessions that will be hosted on Zoom. Similar to the survey, we would also like to ask you to please spread the word to your colleagues/members of your organization/other stakeholders.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Session 1: 10:00 a.m.
Session 2: 7:00 p.m.*

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Session 3: 2:00 p.m.
Session 4: 7:00 p.m.

* Please note that Session 2 will focus on the multi-residential domain. It is mainly geared towards residents in multi-residential dwellings and respective stakeholders, but you are most welcome to join if this is of interest to you.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP to with the date and time that works best for you. We will send you a Zoom invite closer to the time. The RSVP deadline is Thursday, June 18 at 4 pm.

OWBA, represented by our president Deanna Parisi, is participating in the Stakeholder Sounding Board to help shape the Solid Waste Master Plan. If you have thoughts as a local rural business, we’d like to hear them too! We can be your voice at the table.