Scrap metal, freon appliances, acceptable large items and electronics must be placed in separated piles. Small items and material in garbage bags or cardboard boxes will not be collected.
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Spring collection of large household goods will be happening soon for residents in Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley. Acceptable items must not be placed curbside earlier than Sunday, May 26. In order for material to be collected it must be properly separated into four different piles:Scrap Metal Items – Barbecues, stainless steel sinks, bikes, exercise equipment, microwave ovens, stoves, etc. Small metal appliances (irons, kettles, toasters) should be placed in your yellow bin (remove and discard cords in garbage). Freon Appliances – Fridges, freezers, air conditioners, water coolers, dehumidifiers. Freon does not have to be removed. Remove lids and doors from fridges/freezers. Acceptable large items
Artificial Christmas Trees (Remove from cardboard box) Boxsprings and mattresses Carpets and underlay Furniture (desks, couches) Plastic – Large, bulky household plastic items (children’s swimming pools, lawn chairs, outdoor toys) Pool covers
Electronic Waste – TVs, computers, radios, speakers “During the Fall Large Item Collection, we continued to see residents place small items out for collection,” states Mark Behm, public works manager for the Township of Laurentian Valley. “This collection is intended for larger household items only like furniture and mattresses. Small items like coffee makers, flower pots, shoes and clothing may be placed out with your regular garbage in a bag or container, not during large item collection.”
Material incorrectly set out for large item collection. Material set out in cardboard boxes, bags or small items will not be collected. Freon appliances, scrap metal and electronics must be placed in separated piles so they can be collected for recycling.
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Residents are reminded of the other set out requirements for large item collection:
Small items and material placed out in cardboard boxes or garbage bags or containers WILL NOT be collected. Construction and renovation material such as toilets, wood, windows and doors, hazardous waste or tires WILL NOT be collected. Acceptable materials must be manageable by two people and cannot exceed 36 kilograms (80 pounds), one cubic metre or 1.8 metres in length.
Do not place items out earlier than Sunday, May 26. Collection will occur the week of May 27 on regular collection days. Additional information on municipal waste management programs is available on the collection schedule or at www.ovwrc.com.