About Waste Management Ottawa


Waste Management, Inc. is the region's leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services. The company is strongly committed to a foundation of financial strength, operating excellence and professionalism.

Waste Management tailors its services to meet the needs of each customer group and to ensure consistent, superior service at the local level. The Ottawa facility and other regional operations are part of an international network of operations, including 413 collection operations, 370 transfer stations, 283 active disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 131 recycling plants, 95 beneficial-use landfill gas projects and 6 independent power production plants.

These assets enable Waste Management to offer a full range of environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers. Locally, Waste Management serves more than 4,000 commercial customers.

Drawing on our resources and experience, we actively pursue projects and initiatives that benefit the waste industry, the communities we serve and the environment. Waste Management works to make a positive difference for the environment in every aspect of its business.

Waste Management's environmental initiatives have drawn recognition numerous times from organizations such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Across North America, we work with environmental groups to set aside land to create and manage wetlands and wildlife habitats. Our sites provide more than 16,000 acres of protected land for wildlife; 15 landfills are certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Treatment of Leachate

Waste Management has applied to the Ministry of Environment (MOE) for approval to construct and operate a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) leachate treatment system. Click here to learn more.

Free Residential Recycling Center

We have taken a leadership role in promoting the recycling and reuse of materials that would otherwise end up in landfills.

Effective October 20, 2009, the new WM Ottawa Residential Recycling Center opened. Drop off your tires, plastics, steel etc. for free at the Ottawa Landfill. Click here to learn more. 

WM & Ottawa Mission Partnership / Collection Depot
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Fast Facts – WM Ottawa

  • Number of employees: 115 in the National Capital Region at three locations
  • Years in business: 15
  • Corporate community involvement: More than 70 local community organizations supported

In Ottawa, Waste Management:

  • Serves more than 4,000 industrial, commercial and institutional customers
  • Serves almost 7,500 industrial, commercial and institutional customers
  • Provides more than 7,500 tonnes/year of commercial recycling collection
  • Provides almost 24,000 tonnes/year of residential recycling collection

Fast Facts – WM Canada

  • WM employs more than 3,000 people in over 120 locations, in 9 provinces across Canada
  • In Canada, WM services over 4.5 million residential customers and 170,000 industrial, commercial and institutional customers
  • WM owns and/or operates 20 material recovery facilities (MRFs) and 18 landfills