Spring News Updates

May 2, 2014

Hazardous Waste Depot

Residents can safely dispose of many kinds of household hazardous waste—including fluorescent bulbs, batteries, paint and oil—at the City's Household Hazardous Waste Depot on Sunday, May 4, 2014  at Rideau Carleton Raceway, 4837 Albion Road.

Residents can drop off a maximum of 100 litres of household hazardous waste at no charge.  Residential electronic waste is also accepted at this site.

No commercial waste will be accepted.

Depot hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Getting Around Town During "Construction Season”

The City of Ottawa is providing online tools, tips and resources to help keep citizens aware of areas impacted by construction, roadwork and street closures. Traffic cams, an Ottawa cycling map, an app to inform you of location-specific travel information in real time, and an OCTranspo mobile travel planning are also included.

CLICK HERE for the latest information on the City of Ottawa website.


 May is Bike to Work Month

The City of Ottawa, in partnership with Envirocentre, presents May as Bike to Work Month. The month-long campaign includes various initiatives, activities, and educational information on cycling training and safety, all in an effort to challenge you and your workplace colleagues to discover cycling as a cost-efficient, effective and healthy way to commute to work.

Visit  biketoworkottawa.com  to make an online pledge and track your commuting distance to be eligible for one of the prizes drawn – including a new bike.


Ottawa’s Mobile App Gallery

Ottawa’s Mobile App Gallery is a collection of applications developed and built by the City of Ottawa and private third parties using datasets published by the City of Ottawa. The apps in this showcase are worth browsing, and can be found at  https://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/app-gallery .

Also on that page is a link to Open Data - data that is made freely available to the public in machine readable format free of restrictions on copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.  The Open Data catalogue has grown from its original two dozen data sets to over 60 data sets. 

Data sets range from live bus arrival data to bicycle counts, water quality testing results, election results, and 311 call volumes.


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