Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service

 

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WOOD WASTE DIVERSION

Wood Waste Diversion

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.

WOOD WASTE ACCEPTED FOR DIVERSION WOOD WASTE CLASSFIED AS GARBAGE
  • Raw, untreated pallets

  • Wood scraps (no pressure treated)

  • Particle board without laminate

  • Plywood without paint

  • Hardwood flooring (no laminate)

  • Painted & stained items

  • Pressure treated items (green or brown coating)

  • Laminate flooring

  • Laminate

  • Cedar shakes

  • Creosote items

  • Cement Board/Hardiplank

  • Insulation, foam, wallpaper

As of October 1, 2015 the tipping fee for wood waste will remain at $120/tonne.

Should loads of wood waste be mixed together, when they arrive at the landfills, or mixed with regular municipal solid waste (MSW), or construction and demolition waste, haulers will be charged the "MSW mixed with recyclables" rate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What happens to wood waste that is diverted from the landfills?

Wood waste that is accepted for diversion is grinded and recycled into hog fuel for biomass energy recovery, compost and landscaping.