Updated: January 5th, 2022

When visiting our site, please ensure you maintain a 2 metre (6 foot) distance between OVWRC staff and other customers.  When you cannot maintain physical distance from our staff (i.e. when purchasing compost), please ensure you wear a mask or face covering.

DO NOT visit the site if you are in self-isolation or have any COVID – 19 symptoms.

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To encourage physical distancing, customers will not be permitted to enter the scale house.  All transactions will be completed through the small window with Plexiglas barrier adjacent to the scale.  We accept debit, credit card and cash as payment.

To reduce unnecessary trips to our site please combine small quantity loads to one trip.  A minimum fee of $20 (Partner Municipalities), $30 (Non-Partner Municipalities) applies for most materials weighing less than 200 kgs.

Staff and visitor safety is top priority.  Expect delays at the site due to the requirement for physical distancing and increased sanitizing practices.  At times, we will be giving priority to commercial customers.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work together to keep our staff and the community safe.

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Compost is currently NOT available for purchase.  The next batch will be available in Spring 2022. Click here for more information. 

Hazardous & Electronic Waste 

We continue to accept hazardous waste material and electronic waste at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre year round during normal operating hours at our permanent depot at 1076 Woito Station Road.


Customers who enter our buildings (mainly COMMERCIAL customers dropping off recycling, cardboard or organics INSIDE) must wear a mask.

Customers are not required to wear masks outside on-site unless physical distance from customers and OVWRC staff cannot be maintained (i.e. when purchasing compost).

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