Household Hazardous Waste Accepted at Waste Management Centres

The Comox Strathcona waste management service (CSWM) wants to let residents know that they can now return household hazardous waste (HHW) to both the Campbell River and Comox Valley waste management centres.

Household hazardous waste is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes leftover household product that is marked flammable, corrosive, poison or is a compressed gas such as aerosols, butane and lighters.   

“Product Care items such as paint, pesticides and flammable liquids that can be returned to a local Return-It depot will not be accepted,” said Tom Boatman, CVRD's manager of solid waste. “The HHW drop off areas at our waste management centres provide a year-round service to residents for the safe recycling and disposal of material that is not accepted at a Product Care certified facility.” 

The household hazardous waste drop-off areas at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres are open regular operational hours which are seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. including statutory holidays except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

Further details on the HHW drop off centres can be found on the Comox Strathcona waste management website, For more information on “Product Care” items and certified facilities visit

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District. The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs. 


Media contact:  
Tom Boatman, manager of solid waste
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6025