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July 30, 2021 Uncategorized No Comments

Laurentian Valley, ON (July 30th, 2021) – The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) has cancelled the Environmental Day scheduled for August 21st at Rockwood Public School.  The Waste Recovery Centre is open to accept hazardous and electronic waste year-round at their permanent depot on Woito Station Road.

Sue McCrae, General Manager at the Centre explains why the event has been cancelled.  “When we made this decision, there remained much uncertainty related to COVID-19.  We can continue to provide this service safely for the community at our permanent depot instead of the one-day mobile events. We hope we can schedule these events again in 2022.”

The Centre’s Hazardous and Electronic Waste Depot is open 6 days a week, year-round. Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce can bring hazardous waste such as batteries, oil, paint and propane tanks to the Centre’s Hazardous Waste Depot at 1076 Woito Station Road during regular operating hours. Waste electronics such as computers, TV’s and speakers can also be dropped off.  Electronic waste and hazardous waste are accepted at no charge. Small businesses must receive pre-approval before bringing hazardous waste to OVWRC.

“We apologize for any inconvenience the cancellation of the Centre’s Environmental Days has caused. We’ve been pleased to be able to keep our permanent depot open during the pandemic so residents have opportunities year-round to dispose of hazardous and electronic waste.” States McCrae.

Click here for information on hazardous waste. 

Click here for information on electronic waste. 

Written by Elizabeth Graham
Elizabeth Graham has been the Communications Officer at Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre since November 2001. She loves all things up-cycled and re-purposed and enjoys working and volunteering within the community.