The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service (CSWM) is working hard to keep our landfill running while implementing new health and safety standards to protect our employees and the public during this public health crisis.
To protect waste collection workers, all waste for roadside pick-up must be bagged and securely tied - no loose items should be placed in curbside garbage containers. Your garbage will not be collected if there are loose unbagged items. Please properly bag items and place your garbage back out on your next garbage collection day, you will not need an additional tag. Please contact the waste collection company Emterra at 250-336-8066 if you have questions about these service changes.
If you or a member of your household has symptoms of COVID-19, do not put your garbage, recyclables or yard waste out for curbside collection until after your quarantine period has ended.
Residents with access to a municipal curbside collection and recycling program are asked to refrain from using the landfill at this time, as capacity is limited while physical distancing remains in place. Rural residents without curbside pickup should expect delays and limit their visits to yard and essential waste only.
Don’t forget to check with your municipality or your private provider to determine if there have been any changes to your garbage or recycling pick-up schedule.
For more information visit: cswm.ca/covid19