Updated: January 13th, 2021

We remain OPEN during the stay-at-home order.  We ask that customers visit the site for essential trips ONLY. DO NOT visit the site if you are in self-isolation or have any COVID-19 symptoms.

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When visiting the site, please ensure you maintain a 2 metre (6 foot) distance between OVWRC staff and other customers.

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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. Much of the interaction between OVWRC staff and customers continues to be outside.  If proper physical distance cannot be maintained, masks should be worn.

Clothing Donation Bin – NOW OPEN

Our Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline Bin at the Reuse Centre is now accepting donations.  Visit Diabetes Canada for more information on their donation boxes.


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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