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Winter Hours start Monday, October 15th.  The Centre will be open Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM and Saturday, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. This includes the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot and Reuse Centre. We are closed Sundays and Public Holidays. A few reminders when visiting the site: Wear appropriate footwear for your …

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Residential Leaf & Yard Waste (L&YW) that meets the size requirements can be dropped off at the OVWRC during regular operating hours, no charge, when free of plastics. Curbside collection of L&YW occurs when the L&YW symbol appears on your collection schedule. Click here for more information on size requirements and curbside collection dates. 

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Compost is available for purchase, while supplies last. Click here for more information. 

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pile of recycling

Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is not immune to a trend that is occurring in recycling programs across the Province.  This trend adds significant costs to a program that is partially funded by the tax payer and is currently feeling pressure from changing global recycling markets.   That trend is called “wish-cycling” – when residents place …

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Please note that we are closed on Monday, September 3rd for Labour Day. Residents in Pembroke & Laurentian Valley – please note changes to collection; your collection moves ahead one day. Our regular operating hours are (includes the Electronic & Hazardous Waste Depot & Reuse Centre): Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday …

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OVWRC staff receiving hazardous waste at a dropoff event barrels laid our for sorting materials into

Our last Environmental Day of 2018 is on Saturday, August 25th at Rockwood Public School, 11588 Round Lake Rd.  Please use Bus Entrance (driveway furthest from the school).  From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM residents from Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce can drop off hazardous waste and electronic was at no charge. …

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Please note that we are closed on Monday, August 6th for the Civic Holiday. Residents in Pembroke & Laurentian Valley – please note changes to collection; your collection moves ahead one day. Our regular operating hours are (includes the Electronic & Hazardous Waste Depot & Reuse Centre): Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. …

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burnt tablet electronics and inside of tablet exposed melted plastic

Waste Recovery Centre Warning Residents about the Hazards of Tossing Electronic Waste in the Garbage Laurentian Valley, ON (June 26th, 2018) – Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is alarmed at a recent spike in small landfill fires that appear to be caused by improper disposal of small electronics; particularly those containing lithium-ion batteries.   While these fires …

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Please note that we are closed on Monday, July 2nd for Canada Day Observance. Residents in Pembroke & Laurentian Valley – please note changes to collection; your collection moves ahead one day. Our regular operating hours are (includes the Electronic & Hazardous Waste Depot & Reuse Centre): Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. …

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cars lined up dropping of hazardous waste

Our next Environmental Day is Saturday, June 9th at KI Canada (enter at top parking lot off Paul Martin Drive). From 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM residents from Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce can drop off hazardous waste and electronic was at no charge. Please note: Tires are no longer accepted at …

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