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.

2019 Large Item Collection Dates (Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley)

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

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).

  • Set-out items no earlier than the date specified on your collection schedule. Collection occurs on your regular collection day.
  • Small items and material placed out in cardboard boxes or garbage bags WILL NOT be collected.
  • Construction and Renovation material such as toilets, wood, windows and doors, hazardous waste or tires WILL NOT be collected.
  • Scrap metal and non-freon metal appliances, freon appliances, electronic waste and acceptable large items must be placed in separated piles.
  • Acceptable materials must be manageable by two people and cannot exceed 80 lbs, 27 cubic feet or 6 feet long.

Acceptable Items

Non-Acceptable Items

Material types must be placed in separated piles

  • 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
    • Carpets & Underlay
    • Furniture (desks, couches)
    • Plastic – Large, Bulky Household Plastic Items (children’t 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).

  • Hazardous or Special Waste
    (paints, batteries, oil, etc.)
  • Propane Tanks
  • Plastic Flower Pots & Trays
  • Clothing & Textiles 
  • Wooden Pallets
  • Leaf & Yard Waste
  • Tires
  • Construction Material
    (drywall, shingles, wood, concrete, etc.)
  • Renovation Material
    (cupboards, windows, window frames, doors, non-metal sinks, tubs, toilets, bathroom vanities, countertops, vinyl siding, flooring, etc.)
  • Bagged Garbage
  • Cardboard Boxes 
  • Items smaller than 9″ x 14″ x 22″ or items that can fit into a standard garbage bag or can