New Disposal Fee Schedule Approved

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service board recently approved a new fee structure for the disposal of waste at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres through the adoption of an updated bylaw on September 13, 2012.    

Earlier this year, the CSWM board approved increasing fees effective January 1, 2013 to offset operational costs of the two waste management centres in Campbell River and Cumberland, and also the operation of the Tahsis and Zeballos landfills, the Gold River transfer station and landfill, as well as the Cortes and Hornby Island transfer stations. In addition to these facilities, tipping fees collected at the two waste management centres also fund the multi-bin recycling depot system, the compost education centres in Courtenay and Campbell River, waste reduction education and road maintenance.  

“At the June 21, 2012 board meeting, the board approved an increase for municipal solid waste from $80 per metric tonne to $90 per metric tonne and construction and demolition waste from $90 per metric tonne to $100 per metric tonne.” said Tom Boatman, CVRD's manager of solid waste services. “Last month the board adopted amendments to the fees bylaw - leaving the minimum rate charge for loads weighing not more than 60 kilograms at $4 for local residents.”   

 The updated fee structure categories offer diversion incentives to help preserve landfill capacity for the future and are consistent with the regional solid waste management plan. For more information on the current schedule of fees as well as those included in the recommended bylaw, visit www.cswm.ca/fees .

 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. 

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Media contact:         

Tom Boatman
Manager of solid waste services
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6025