acceptable large items in 4 separated piles

Curbside collection of Large Items occurs in the Spring and the Fall in the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke, and Township of Laurentian Valley.

2024 Large Item Collection Dates
(Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley)


Spring: Week of May 27 on your regular collection day – DO NOT place items curbside earlier than Sunday, May 26

Fall – Week of September 9 on your regular collection day – DO NOT place items curbside earlier than Sunday, September 8

Large Item Collection is for household items like furniture, mattresses, scrap metal and electronic waste ONLY.  Smaller items may be placed in a garbage bag and put out for regular garbage collection (within bag limits).

  • Remove all fluids and batteries from items before placing out for collection.
  • Items smaller than 9” x 14” x 22” or items that can fit into a standard garbage bag or can WILL NOT be collected.
  • Material placed out in cardboard boxes or garbage bags or containers WILL NOT be collected.
  • Construction and Renovation material such as toilets, wood, windows and doors and wooden pallets WILL NOT be collected.
  • Tires and hazardous waste such as propane tanks, paint cans and fluorescent light bulbs WILL NOT be collected.
  • Clothing and textiles WILL NOT be collected.
  • Acceptable materials must be manageable by two people and cannot exceed 80 lbs, 27 cubic feet or 6 feet long.
  • Scavenging of materials that are set-out for large item collection is not permitted under Municipal By-Laws.

Acceptable Items

Non-Acceptable Items

Material types must be placed in separated piles. Items are collected separately in multiple trucks.

  • Freon Appliances – place in separate pile  – Freon does not have to be removed. Remove lids & doors from fridges/freezers.
    • Fridge, freezer
    • Air conditioner
    • Dehumidifier
    • Water cooler
  • Electronic Waste  – place in separate pile 
    • Computers, monitors
    • Televisions
    • Stereo
    • Telephones
  • Large Scrap Metal Items and Non-Freon – Metal Appliances – place in separate pile 
    • BBQs
    • Microwave oven
    • Stainless steel sinks
    • Bikes
    • Exercise equipment
    • Stove
    • Washer, dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small metal appliances (irons, kettles, toasters) should be placed in your yellow bin (remove and discard cords in garbage).
  • Large Items place in separate pile
    • Artificial Christmas Tree (remove from cardboard box)
    • Boxspring / Mattresses
    • Broken garbage cans, plastic totes, etc. MUST BE LABELED “FOR COLLECTION”
    • Carpets & Underlay
    • Furniture (desks, couches)
    • Plastic – Large, Bulky Household Plastic Items (children’s swimming pool, lawn chair, outdoor toys)
    • Pool Covers
    • Luggage & hockey bags larger than 9″ x 14″ x 22″
    • Mops, brooms, shovels & rakes (non-metal)
These items must be brought to OVWRC for disposal. (Tipping fees MAY apply).

Construction Material/Renovation Material

  • Bathtubs
  • Toilets & vanities
  • Cupboards, countertops
  • Sinks (Non-Metal)
  • Concrete
  • Drywall
  • Flooring
  • Vinyl Siding, shingles
  • Windows & Doors
  • Wood (lumber, plywood)
  • Wooden pallets

Hazardous or Special Waste

  • Paint
  • Batteries
  • Oil, household cleaners, etc.
  • Propane Tanks

Plastic Flower Pots & Trays

Clothing & Textiles 

Leaf & Yard Waste


Bagged Garbage

Cardboard Boxes 

Small Items: Items smaller than 9″ x 14″ x 22″ or items that can fit into a standard garbage bag or can

Glass Table Tops (broken glass is acceptable in sealed container marked “Broken Glass”)