green bit and blue box set at roadside for collection
March 17, 2022 Uncategorized No Comments

The 2022/2023 Collection Schedules are being mailed out the week of March 21 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 yard waste and spring and fall large item collection.

The collection schedules begin April 1.  The layout and design of the schedules is the same as previous years and there are no significant program changes to note.   Residents are encouraged to review the calendar to ensure they are meeting all the requirements when setting material at the curb or roadside for collection. The sorting guide, located inside the schedule, contains important information on recycling, compost and garbage.

“Residents should review the sorting guide included in the schedule.” Comments Mark Behm, Public Works Manager for the Township of Laurentian Valley. “It contains all the information you need to make sure you are setting out material correctly. The sorting guide lists what is accepted in each container and how to safely dispose of special material such as batteries and hazardous waste.”

 The collection schedules include many features to assist residents in participating in the local waste management programs:

  • 12-month calendar outlining collection days using symbols.
  • A map to determine collection days.
  • A detailed list outlining what is accepted in the yellow bin, green cart, blue box and garbage. This is detachable from the calendar to be posted in a convenient location for regular review.
  • Information on proper set-out requirements such as clearance around the green cart, weight and size limits of material and proper placement of collection containers.
  • Details on special pick-ups such as leaf & yard waste and large item collection.
  • Information on Electronic & Hazardous Waste including the 2022 Environmental Days.

 Copies of the schedules will be delivered by March 30.  You can also download copies here. 

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.