New Disposal Fee Schedule Approved

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service board of directors has 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.

In June of this year, the CSWM board approved increasing fees effective January 1, 2014.  The increase from these tipping fees will be applied to capital improvements and the long term care costs of the regional waste management facilities.  As part of the region’s solid waste management plan and the requirements for landfill operational certificates, improvements and upgrades to the landfill are not only necessary but mandatory to become compliant with the Ministry of Environment’s regulations.   

“The board approved an increase for municipal solid waste from $90 per metric tonne to $100 per metric tonne and construction and demolition waste from $100 per metric tonne to $110 per metric tonne,” said Tom Boatman, CVRD’s manager of solid waste services. “Area residents dropping off loads weighing not more than 60 kilograms will still be charged the $4 minimum.”    

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 updated 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