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Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre hosting 15th anniversary community celebration Saturday

By Pembroke Daily Observer

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Blue Box Betty invites you to the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre’s 15th anniversary open house on Saturday, Sept. 30. There will be something for everyone at this free family event.

Submitted photo: Blue Box Betty invites you to the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre’s 15th anniversary open house on Saturday, Sept. 30. There will be something for everyone at this free family event.

LAURENTIAN VALLEY – The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is preparing the finishing touches for a community event celebrating 15 years of providing waste processing services to local municipalities. The centre will be hosting an open house for the public with tours and activities to thank the community for its dedicated participation in the centre’s waste diversion programs.

 

“We look forward to celebrating this significant milestone with the community,” states Steve Bennett, chairman of the Ottawa Valley waste management board. “We recognize that the centre’s success over the past 15 years has been made possible by all our community partners working together to ‘walk lightly on the environment’.”

There will be something for everyone at the Sept. 30 event including children’s craft using repurposed wood, bus tours of the landfill, educational displays, face painting, giveaways, prize draws and light refreshments. Always a highlight is the Meet–a-Machine and Touch-a-Truck displays as well as the Blue Box Swap for residents of partner municipalities (limited quantities, one box per family).

“We will have heavy equipment and collection vehicles on display which is always a highlight for people of all ages. There will also be an opportunity to win a red Muskoka chair made from 100 per cent recycled plastic water bottle caps,” adds Sue McCrae, OVWRC general manager.

The event is being held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre, 900 Woito Station Rd. Visitors are asked to enter at Gate 2. The community is encouraged to check the centre’s Facebook page and www.ovwrc.com for up-to-date information on the anniversary celebrations.