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May 21, 2021 Uncategorized No Comments

The June 5th Environmental Day has been cancelled – see below for further information.  Our permanent depot on Woito Station Road remains open for the disposal of hazardous and electronic waste.  There is no charge for drop-off.  Click here for more information on hazardous waste.    Click here for more information on electronic waste. 


The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre has cancelled the Environmental Day scheduled for June 5th at the Pembroke & Area Community Centre.  This follows the cancellation of the May event in Petawawa.  The status of the August Environmental Day will be decided closer to the date. These annual events allow for the drop-off of hazardous and electronic waste at convenient locations within the Community. The Waste Recovery Centre remains open to accept these materials at their permanent depot on Woito Station Road.

Sue McCrae, General Manager at the Centre explains why this decision was made.  “We recognize that some of the COVID-19 restrictions will likely be eased by June 5th but the uncertainty makes it difficult to plan with our staff and the out-of-town contractor. We are in a better position to provide this service safely at the Centre’s permanent depot on Woito Station Road.”

Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley and North Algona Wilberforce can bring hazardous waste such as batteries, oil, paint and propane tanks to the Centre’s Hazardous Waste Depot at 1076 Woito Station Road during regular operating hours. Waste electronics such as computers, TV’s and speakers can also be dropped off.  Electronic waste and hazardous waste are accepted at no charge.

Residents are being reminded that Large Item Collection is occurring the week of May 30th in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley and acceptable electronic waste can be placed out for pick-up.  It must be separate from other acceptable items.  DO NOT place hazardous waste out for Large Item Collection.

Before visiting the Waste Recovery Centre, customers are asked to review the Centre’s COVID-19 information and follow the direction of Centre staff while on-site.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience the cancellation of the Centre’s Environmental Day may cause.  We hope to be able to provide the drop-off event in August and will make that decision closer to the scheduled date.” States McCrae.


Written by Elizabeth Graham
Elizabeth Graham has been the Communications Officer at Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre since November 2001. She loves all things up-cycled and re-purposed and enjoys working and volunteering within the community.