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Even though the ashes you’ve cleaned out of your wood stove may look like they’ve cooled off, there is a good chance there may still be some burning embers.  Hot ashes will melt green carts, set garbage collection trucks on fire and even cause significant property damage.  A recent house fire in Petawawa was directly …

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pile of Christmas trees

Christmas trees are accepted at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre for drop-off at no charge during the month of January from residents in partner Municipalities.  Artificial trees are considered landfill and regular fees apply. Christmas trees are also collected curbside in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley: Christmas trees are collected in Petawawa and Laurentian Valley during the week …

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Reduce reuse recycle right this holiday season

Christmas is a time to bring together family and friends to celebrate the season however it also means an increase in our recycling and garbage.   Here are a few tips to reduce waste and recycle right this holiday season: Reduce: Make the wrapping part of the gift.   Wrap a book in a scarf, a box …

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wood background with Christmas greenery with Text Holiday Hours

Please note changes to OVWRC’s Operating Hours  (including the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot & Reuse Centre) due to Christmas and New Year’s: Monday, December 25th – CLOSED Tuesday, December 26th – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 1st – CLOSED  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff at Ottawa Valley …

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The 2018 Tipping Fees were approved by the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board at their November 16th, 2017 meeting. Click here to view the 2018 Tipping Fees and download the PDF files   

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There are NO CHANGES to our regular operating hours on Saturday, November 11th. Winter Operating Hours Including the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot & Reuse Centre Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CLOSED Sundays & Public Holidays A few things to remember when visiting the Centre: …

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leaves in paper bags ready to be composted

Leaf & Yard Waste meeting the following criteria can be dropped off loose or in paper bags at OVWRC for no charge: Individual branches must not exceed 2 inch (5 cm) in diameter or 4 ft (1.2 m) in length. Bundled branches and twigs must not exceed 2 ft. (0.6 m) in diameter. Acceptable items …

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orange background with text Closed Thanksgiving Monday

Please note changes to operating hours due to Thanksgiving Monday. CLOSED – Monday, October 9th, 2017 Residents of Pembroke and Laurentian Valley – Your collection day moves ahead one day. OVWRC Regular Operating Hours (including the Hazardous & Electronic Waste Depot & Reuse Centre) Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday – 9:00 …

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picture with blue background and text winter hours start october 1st

Winter Hours start October 1st. Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CLOSED Public Holidays CLOSED Sundays A few things to remember when visiting the Centre: No smoking on OVWRC property Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for your safety Children must remain in vehicles at all times Ensure …

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pile of compost beside trommel screen

Leaf & Yard Waste Compost is available for purchase while supplies last. Compost is $25 per cubic yard. Wood Mulch is also available for purchase.  Utility grade wood mulch, natural in color is $20 per cubic yard. Click here for more information on both those products. 

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