Media Release: Collection Schedules 2020-2021

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                                        For Immediate Release 
Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley - Receiving Waste Collection Schedule Soon
March 10th, 2020 – The 2020/2021 Collection Schedules are being mailed out the week of March 23rd to residents in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley.  The annual calendar, distributed by the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre on behalf of the Municipalities, outlines collection days for waste, recycling and green carts as well as special collections such as leaf and yard waste and Spring and Fall large item collection. 
The collection schedules begin April 1st.  The layout and design of the schedules is the same as previous years and there are no significant program changes to note.   Residents are encouraged to review the calendar to ensure they are meeting all the requirements when setting material at the curb or roadside for collection.  The sorting guide, located inside the schedule, contains important information on recycling, compost and garbage.
“We encourage our residents to review the sorting guide included in the schedule.” Comments Mark Behm, Public Works Manager for the Township of Laurentian Valley. “It explains in detail what is accepted in each container, how to set material out for leaf and yard waste collection as well as large item collection.  It also explains how to safely dispose of special materials such as batteries and hazardous waste.”
The collection schedules include many features to assist residents in participating in the local waste management programs:
  • 12-month calendar outlining collection days using symbols.
  • A map to determine collection days.
  • A detailed list outlining what is accepted in the yellow bin, green cart, blue box and garbage.  This is detachable from the calendar to be posted in a convenient location for regular review.
  • Information on proper set-out requirements such as clearance around the green cart, weight and size limits of material and proper placement of collection containers.  
  • Details on special pick-ups such as leaf & yard waste and large item collection. 
  • Information on Electronic & Hazardous Waste including the 2020 Environmental Days. 
Copies of the schedules will be delivered by March 30th.  You can also download copies from   
Contact:           Dave Unrau, Director of Public Works, Town of Petawawa, 613-687-5536
                        Brian Lewis, Operations Manager, City of Pembroke, 613-735-6821
                        Mark Behm, Public Works Manager, Township of Laurentian Valley, 613-735-6291
Starting March 23rd, the 2020/2021 Collection Schedules will be mailed-out via Canada Post on behalf of Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley.  They include important waste management program information including instructions for set-out of green carts and blue boxes.  Collection Schedules will be delivered to households by March 30th.
To view Laurentian Valley's 2020-2021 Collection Schedule visit: