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Laurentian Valley, ON (March 23, 2023) – The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) is reminding you that there is an easy way to find out what goes where when it comes to recycling, compost or garbage. Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce can search 100’s of items on-line to see ...
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The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) is pleased to announce that through a Provincial Extended Producer Responsibility Program (EPR), the types of light bulbs that residents can keep out of landfill is expanding. Beginning January 1, 2023, under the Ontario Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulation (EEE Regulation), there is new requirements for producers of ...
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At their February 16, 2023 meeting, the Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board provided the Centre with direction to no longer accept landfill waste from non-partner municipalities.  Landfill waste includes garbage, asbestos and contaminated soil. This difficult decision was made due to increasing pressures of landfill capacity as the Centre awaits further approvals from the Ministry ...
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We are CLOSED Family Day, Monday, February 20. Click here for our regular operating hours. 
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Our scale is fully operational (Monday, February 6)/ Please note that our weigh scale is down today (Friday, February 3). The Centre remains open but customers should be aware that load weights will be estimated. We will update this post when the scale is fully operational. If customers wish to utilize public weigh scale receipts, ...
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Composting is important, even in the winter.  Try these tips to prevent your organic material from freezing to your green cart. Place crumpled newspaper at the bottom of your green cart or use a paper leaf & yard waste bag to line your cart. Continue to layer paper between the material in your cart. Material ...
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The holiday season is well underway meaning an increase in our recycling and garbage. Zero Waste Canada estimates that from mid-November to mid-January, the average Canadian generates about 25 per cent more trash than during the rest of the year. Here are a few tips to reduce waste and recycle right this holiday season: REDUCE: ...
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We are OPEN regular hours on Friday, November 11 (7:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm.). There are no changes to curbside collection in Petawawa and Laurentian Valley.
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We are CLOSED on Monday, October 10 for Thanksgiving Day. Residents of Pembroke and Laurentian Valley, your collection will move ahead one day. Click here for our regular operating hours.  A few things to remember when visiting the Centre: Ensure loads are safely secured during transport to OVWRC No smoking on OVWRC property Wear appropriate clothing ...
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Our phone system is currently being updated. When you call the Centre our automated voice system, general voice mail box and dial by name/extension may not be available September 28 and September 29. To confirm, we are open regular hours (Monday to Friday, 7 AM to 5 PM, including Friday, September 30 and Saturday 8 ...
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