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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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women placing ashes on her garden
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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