Pembroke Ontario – June 17, 2014 – The Ottawa Valley Waste Center (OVWRC) has entered into a consulting service agreement with Passive Remediation Systems Ltd. (PRSI or the company). As part of this agreement Phase One of the program is being implemented. Phase One consists of the Ottawa valley planting one hundred and eight trees, four different species, of Hybrid Poplar on the landfill property.

“We are excited about the project.” said Stephen Munro Operations Supervisor of Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre. “The idea of growing Hybrid Poplar trees as a solution to our environmental challenges is extremely intriguing.”

Once the growing season is complete and the results of the test plots collected the decision to continue on with additional phases of the project will be determined. Phase Two of the project could include a larger plantation of trees irrigated with the landfill leachate from the collection pond.

“Hybrid Poplar trees have proven successful in the remediation of contaminants in soil and are used to remediate leachate in landfills.” stated Dave Derbowka President of PRSI. “The trees grow at a tremendous rate, as fast as the eucalyptus tree in the Amazon, they are nature’s way of cleaning pollutants from the air, water and soil.”

About the Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre

The Ottawa Valley Waste Recovery Centre is a Municipal partnership between the Town of Petawawa, City of Pembroke, Township of Laurentian Valley (the host community), Township of North Algona Wilberforce and Sebastopol Ward of the Township of Bonnechere Valley.

The Centre is located at 900 Woito Station Road in the Township of Laurentian Valley. OVWRC opened in 2002 adjacent to the existing landfill site which has been operational since 1977. OVWRC provides waste processing services for the partner Municipalities as well as other Communities throughout Renfrew County.

For further information please contact:

Sue McCrae, General Manager
[email protected]
613-735-7537, ext, 214


About Passive Remediation Systems Ltd

Passive Remediation Systems Ltd. (PRSI) is a recognized leading bioremediation company that specializes in the use of rhizoremediation and phytoremediation techniques. PRSI provides government and private sector with cost-effective turnkey real world green solutions to pollution challenges that result in the recapture of property values and ongoing revenue streams

For further information please contact:

Dave Derbowka | Chief Executive Officer

Passive Remediation Systems Ltd.
We Clean Air, Water & Soil
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