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.

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Environmental Days are community organized dates where residents can drop off their hazardous waste items instead of going directly to the OVWRC.

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List of Hazardous Waste items
Hazardous Wastes AcceptedHazardous Wastes Not 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.
  • 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.

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

A graphic outlining items in the e-waste program.
Electronic Waste (E-Waste) & Hazardous or Special Waste (HSW)