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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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picture of directional signage at OVWRC with text summer hours begin April 2nd

Starting April 2nd we are open longer to serve you better (includes the Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depot and Reuse Centre): Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CLOSED Sundays and Public Holidays A few things to remember when visiting the Centre: No smoking on OVWRC property Wear appropriate …

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pile of drywall ready to be recycled at OVWRC

In 2012, the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre began a pilot program to assess the feasibility of sorting mixed construction and demolition (C & D) waste on site that contained small quantities of landfill waste.  Since the pilot project began, on average, 330 tonnes of material has been diverted from landfill each year.  While the …

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the 2018 and 2019 collection schedules image of the front

The 2018/2019 Collection Schedules are being mailed out the week of March 5th to residents in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley.  The annual calendar, distributed by the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre on behalf of the Municipalities, outlines collection days for waste, recycling and green carts as well as special collections such as leaf and …

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Picture of Chair and Vice-Chair with OVWRC General Manager

At its first meeting in 2018, the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board re-elected Laurentian Valley Mayor Steve Bennett as Chair and Petawawa Deputy Mayor Tom Mohns as Vice-Chair.  Both are familiar with the position as this will be Mayor Bennett’s fifteenth year as Chair and Deputy Mayor Mohns’ thirteenth year as Vice-Chair. The Board is …

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winter picture with family and text stating OVWRC is closed on Family Day

Please note that we are closed on Monday, February 19th for Family Day. Residents in Pembroke & Laurentian Valley – please note changes to collection; your collection moves ahead one day. Our regular operating hours are: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CLOSED Sundays and Public Holidays …

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