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Household Hazardous Waste Depot

Household Hazardous Waste is accepted year round at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre from residents of partner Municipalities (Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke, Township of Laurentian Valley and Township of North Algona Wilberforce).  There is no fee to drop off household hazardous waste.

More information on the Household Hazardous Waste Depot is available here.

More information on OVWRC’s Environmental Days is available here.

Hazardous Wastes Accepted
Paints, oils, oil filters, pesticides, herbicides, drain cleaners, batteries-all types, propane and other gas cylinders, gasoline mixtures, turpentine, bleach.

Pharmacies will accept medications and needles, lancets and syringes (in a Sharps container).  This material is also accepted at OVWRC.  Needles, lancets and syringes must be properly packaged in a sharps container or unbreakable container (i.e. plastic pop bottle), sealed and labeled needles.

Hazardous Wastes Not Accepted
Unknowns, PCB contaminated wastes, explosives, radioactive wastes, pathological wastes, industrial and commercial wastes.

What To Do

  • For your protection deliver toxics wrapped and labelled in the trunk of your car
  • Do not mix materials
  • Identify all toxics
  • Containers must be 20 liters or smaller
  • Please note that it is illegal to dispose of these wastes in the landfill site
  • Tell others about the facility

Battery Recovery Program

Batteries can also be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot.  Battery drop-off containers are also available at the Municipal Offices, Shady Nook Recreation Centre and Alice & Fraser Recreation Centre.


METAL paint cans are recyclable, as long as they are empty you can place them in your yellow bin for pickup.