Waste Disposal

Waste Transfer Sites & OVWRC

Waste Permit Cards can be purchased from the office during business hours. They are $2.00 a square, $20.00 for half of a card or
$40.00 for a full card. Present your card at the sites or at Gate 3 at OVWRC to get marked. Cash transactions will eventually be phased out at the Transfer Sites. 


Click Here to View the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre Recycling Flyer

Transfer Site Update

To comply with physical distancing protocols as required with the Covid-19 world pandemic staff will not be handling cash or stamping the blue waste permit cards.

Residents will be requested to place correct change into a secure lock box or personally mark their own cards with a bingo dauber or black permanent marker. Staff will provide direction and guidance through this new and hopefully temporary process.

Also, at this time at Berndt Road Transfer Site, the ability for residents to be charged by the cubic metre for waste will be suspended.  This is to eliminate the exchanging of cash.  It is also noted that within a cubic metre with a fee of $12.00, as many as twenty regular garbage bags could be brought to the site at a much lower rate than the $2.00 a bag charge.

Residents are asked to take leaf and yard waste to Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre. Please call OVWRC for proper disposal directions 613-735-7537 or practice home composting.

For site locations and hours of operation, please scroll to bottom of this page.

2022 Large Item Disposal 

May 21 – 28 and September 10 – 17, 2022

Fill in your name and property roll number (found on your tax bill) on the  (gold) Large Item Disposal coupon received with your 2022 tax bill for deposit at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (Gate 3) during regular operating hours (found below) for disposal of acceptable large items at no charge.

One coupon per 911 address 

Limit to ONE regular 1/2 ton load


Acceptable Items

  • Artificial Christmas trees (removed from cardboard box)
  • Boxspring / mattresses
  • Broken garbage cans, plastic totes, etc.
  • Carpets and underlay
  • Furniture (desks, couches)
  • Plastic – large bulk household plastic items (childrens swimming pools, lawn chairs, outdoor toys)
  • Pool covers
  • Luggage and hockey bags larger than 9 x 14 x 22
  • Mops, brooms, shovels, rakes ( non-metal) 

ELECTRONIC WASTE: (Computers, TV’s, etc.) & SCRAP METAL: can be dropped off at both transfer sites during operating hours at no charge.

PROPANE TANKS, HAZARDOUS WASTE & FREONAPPLIANCES: Must be taken to OVWRC at no charge. Freon does not need to be removed.


  • Construction & renovation material.
  • Bathtubs, toilets, vanities
  • Cupboards, counter tops,
  • Sinks (non-metal)
  • Concrete
  • Drywall 
  • Flooring
  • Vinyl siding, shingles
  • Windows & doors
  • Wood- lumber, plywood
  • Wooden pallets.
  • Plastic flower pots & trays. 
  • Clothing & textiles
  • Hazardous or special waste – paint, propane tanks etc.

These items may be brought to the OVWRC – tipping fees apply.

Transfer Site Locations & Hours

Berndt Road Transfer Site

219 Berndt Road, Golden Lake

1+ (343) 369-8456


Winter Hours: Sept to May
Wednesday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 3:00 PM

Summer Hours: June to August
Monday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Shaw Woods Transfer Site

1091 Shaw Woods Road, Lake Dore

Hours: Saturdays 8:00AM – 3:00PM

    Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre

    900 Woito Station Road, Pembroke

    1+ (613) 735-7537

    Winter Hours: November 1 to March 31

    Monday to Friday 7:30AM – 4:00PM
    Saturday 9:00AM – 1:00PM

    Summer Hours: April 1 to October 31

    Monday – Friday 7:00AM – 5:00PM
    Thursdays (to Aug. 26) 7:00AM – 6:00PM
    Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM

    Appliances with FREON must go to OVWRC Hazardous Waste accepted year-round.

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