New Interim Multi-Material Recycling Depot

The Comox Strathcona waste management service (CSWM) and the Department of National Defence (DND)19 Wing Comox have worked out an agreement that will see an interim gated recycling depot open Friday, August 9th behind the Canex store.


The construction of the new recycling depot meets the criteria that the CSWM board passed last year:

  • the depot would operate on a site that’s properly lit, paved, fenced and maintained
  • accessibility to the site would not conflict with adjacent landowners
  • the depot would be closed after specified hours.

“I am pleased that the CSWM service and DND have worked out this interim agreement that will allow the continuation of a recycling depot for the public, and provide good access for users in the Town of Comox and Lazo North (Area ‘B’),” said Edwin Grieve, chair of the CSWM board. “This will allow us the opportunity to fulfill this need until we know more about the impact of a new provincial product stewardship plan through Multi-Material BC.”

(left to right: Edwin Grieve, chair of the CSWM board, Major Mark Kierstead, 19 Wing Construction Engineer, Patti Fletcher, director CSWM board, Vince Van Tongeren, CVRD’s Engineering Analyst, and Jim Gillis, director CSWM board) An interim agreement between Comox Strathcona waste management service (CSWM) and the Department of National Defence (DND)19 Wing Comox will see a new recycling depot open on Friday, August 9th behind the Canex Store  in Comox.

“19 Wing is pleased to assist the CSWM service in providing a temporary location for residents to drop off their recyclables. We recognize the importance of recycling in our environment and are encouraged about the future possibility of curbside pick-up of this material for the rural locations,” said CFB Comox base commander Colonel Jim Benninger.

The new recycling depot is located at 1375 Military Row, Comox, and the hours of operation are daily from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. The recycling depot at this location will be closed Saturday, August 17th for the Comox Airshow. For more information on recycling depot service, 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 contacts:

Tom Boatman
Manager of solid waste services
Tel: 250-334-6025

Captain Trevor Reid
19 Wing PAO
Tel: 250-339-8201