Waste Reduction Week proved to be a rewarding experience for the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre (OVWRC) in more ways than one: two of the centre’s programs were recognized. At the Annual Waste Minimization Awards, the OVWRC was awarded a bronze recognition by the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) in the Waste Diversion Program Operator category for the work its done implementing an integrated waste management program with Algonquin Park. The OVWRC worked with park managers to develop and implement a complete integrated waste management program using underground MOLOK containers for the collection of recyclables, organics and regular waste. OVWRC collects and processes all the material as well as assists with the promotion of the program.
“We were very pleased to receive this award which recognizes the partnership we have with Algonquin Provincial Park,” commented Steve Bennett, Ottawa Valley Waste Management Board Chairman. “We were judged in a category that included larger waste management companies. Our bronze recognition shows that municipal and provincial governments working together can implement successful waste reduction programs.”
Also during Waste Reduction Week the OVWRC was recognized by the Municipal Waste Association (MWA) at MWA’s annual Promotion and Education Awards. This year, the Centre’s Sustainable Garden was recognized by MWA as one of the top three in the Promotional Tool “Other” category. Hundreds of people visiting the Centre annually now walk by its newly landscaped sustainable garden which incorporates a pathway made from recycled tires, drought tolerant plants, a recycled plastic bench and a garden statue made from recycled metal. Visitwww.ovwrc.com