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pile of compost beside trommel screen

Starting Monday, September 17th, compost will be 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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yellow background with text closed labour day Monday september 3

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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graphic showing flip flops compass hotdog softball and popsicle with text holiday hours

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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canada flag on blue sky

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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a black bear and her cub in a field foraging on grass

Laurentian Valley, ON (May 7th, 2018):   The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources recently notified the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre that there has been recent reports of bear activity in populated areas as they search for food sources.  This typically leads bears to foraging for food in garbage cans or green carts. The important thing …

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pile of compost beside trommel screen

UPDATED: June 1st, 2018 – We are SOLD out of COMPOST.  Wood Mulch is still available for purchase. It’s that time of year!  OVWRC has compost & wood mulch for sale while quantities last. Click here for more information.  

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