BLUE BOX – PAPER
(newsprint, cardboard, etc.)
Paper recycling must be bundled or placed loose in a blue box, cardboard box, paper bag or other reusable open top container. Shredded paper is acceptable for collection in clear plastic bags.
Your blue box is collected every two weeks the same day as your green cart. Containers cannot exceed 50 lbs (23 kg).
YELLOW BIN – CONTAINERS
(plastics, glass, metal etc.)
Plastics, glass and metal must be placed loose inside your yellow bin. Rinse containers and remove all lids. Extra recycling can be placed inside an open top, reusable container beside your yellow bin (i.e laundry basket, Rubbermaid container, etc.). Recycling in plastic bags will not be collected.
Return all liquor & wine bottles (glass and/or plastic), aluminum cans & tetra paks (soft sided containers) purchased at the LCBO to the Beer Store for a refund.
Your yellow bin is collected every two weeks the same day as your garbage.
Containers cannot exceed 50 lbs (23 kg).
GREEN CART – ORGANICS
(food and yard waste)
To absorb moisture, reduce odours and help keep material from freezing to the cart, place crumpled newspaper at the bottom of your cart or layer dry leaf & yard waste over wet food waste. Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper, paper bags or other compostable box (i.e. cereal, frozen food, etc.).
NO PLASTICS: Plastics of any kind including compostable and biodegradable plastic are NOT acceptable in the green cart.
Green carts are collected the same day as your blue box. Town of Petawawa residents have weekly green cart collection May – October, City of Pembroke and Township of Laurentian Valley residents have weekly green cart collection June, July and August.
Garbage can be placed inside plastic bags or a garbage can. Garbage is collected every two weeks the same day as your yellow bin. Containers cannot exceed 50 lbs (23 kg).
- Town of Petawawa: 4 bags per garbage collection day
- City of Pembroke: 4 bags per garbage collection day
- Township of Laurentian Valley: 3 bags per garbage collection day
Extra Garbage? The OVWRC accepts items for disposal. Minimum tipping fees do apply. Click here for a detailed list of tipping fees or call 613-735-7537 for more information.