Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service

 

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DIVERSION and RECYCLING

Recycling

Household Goods and Clothing

There are a large number of local non-profit organizations and thrift stores available to residents of the CVRD and the SRD. These options play a role in diverting household waste from our landfill.

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off

The Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres accepts almost all types of household hazardous waste from local residents only.The program does not include industrial waste from commercial business.

Organic Composting

Organics in the landfills produce greenhouse gas emissions and leachate (contaminated groundwater) which requires expensive collection and treatment. A composting facility for organics contributes to the environmental sustainability of the region and create compost — a beneficial, renewable resource.

Drywall (Gypsum) Diversion

Due to WorkSafe BC health and safety regulations, Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) facilities will no longer accept pre-1990 drywall for recycling, without an approvedWaste Disposal” application form. All pre-1990 drywall must now be tested for asbestos content before it can be recycled. If the testing indicates that it does not contain asbestos, the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres will accept the drywall for recycling. If the pre-1990 drywall does not have mud, it can be disposed with regular drywall for recycling.

Wood Waste

Selected wood waste products at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres will now be diverted from the landfill. The table below provides details on wood waste that will be accepted for diversion and wood waste that will be classified as garbage.