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December 22, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Once the holiday season draws to a close it will be time to take down all the decorations and you might be wondering what to do with your Christmas tree.

  • Christmas trees will be collected in Petawawa the week of January 4th on your REGULAR COLLECTION DAY.
  • Christmas trees will be collected in the City of Pembroke on the week of January 11th on your REGULAR COLLECTION DAY (weather permitting – if significant snowstorm, collection will be rescheduled).
  • Christmas trees will be collected in Laurentian Valley during the week of January 11th on your REGULAR COLLECTION DAY.
  • Christmas trees are collected separately from all other material.
  • Trees must be free from all lights and decorations.
  • Artificial trees or trees in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Do not place Christmas tree in your green cart.

 Christmas trees that are collected curbside in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley, which are delivered to the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, are turned into wood chips.  This material is used in the composting process at the Centre.

Residents are reminded to not place Christmas trees on top of or in a snow bank.   Brian Lewis, Manager of Operations for the City of Pembroke explains why.  “Trees can become frozen in the snowbank and collection contractors who are trying to remove them may get injured.  It also impedes snow removal.”

Christmas trees are also accepted at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre for drop-off at no charge during the month of January from residents in partner Municipalities.  For more information on your local recycling programs including information on what can be recycled and composted, please refer to your Municipality’s collection calendar.

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.