The City of Ottawa reminds residents that biweekly collection of the green bin will start beginning the week of November 28, 2011 and end in March 2012. Please refer to your collection calendar for your neighbourhood schedule.
Leaf and yard waste collection continues throughout the year with the organics collection program. Residents can put leaves and other yard waste in the green bin, in paper yard waste bags or in a garbage can that can be placed next to the green bin on collection day.
Residents are reminded that plastic bags of any kind, including compostable plastic bags, sanitary products, diapers and animal feces are not accepted in the green bin.
Information about acceptable items for the City's Green Bin program and about all of the City's waste management can be found at ottawa.ca/recycle. The City's website also features a searchable database, the Waste Explorer, where residents can enter the name of an item to find out how to properly recycle or dispose of it.
Winter overnight parking regulations will be in effect starting Nov. 15
The City of Ottawa is reminding residents that winter overnight parking regulations are in effect beginning November 15. These regulations ensure that the City’s snow-clearing crews are able to keep Ottawa’s roads safe and clear for pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Your safety is a top priority for the City of Ottawa.
Between November 15 and April 1, when a snowfall of 7 cm or more is forecast by Environment Canada, parking is not permitted on all Ottawa streets between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. This includes any forecast for a range of snow more than 7 cm, such as a snowfall forecast of 5 to 10 cm. Vehicles parked on the street when a restriction is in effect will be ticketed, even if it does not snow. Vehicle owners who have a municipal on-street parking permit are exempt from winter overnight parking restrictions.
Be in the know about snow. Sign up to receive e-mail or Twitter notifications of overnight parking restrictions at ottawa.ca/winterparking. After you sign up, you will receive an e-mail or Twitter alert every time a winter overnight parking restriction goes into effect or is lifted. The service is free and you can unsubscribe at anytime.
You can also find out if an overnight parking restriction is in effect by calling 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) or by tuning in to local media.
Residents should also keep in mind that snow may be removed from city streets even when no snow is forecast. When day-time or night-time snow removal operations are planned, temporary “no parking” snow removal signs will be posted before snow removal begins. Vehicle owners are reminded not to park on streets where temporary “no parking” snow removal signs are placed. Vehicles parked during planned snow removal will be ticketed and towed to a nearby street. This restriction applies to all vehicles, including those with on-street parking permits.
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