The number of local and accessible sanitary dumping facilities within the Comox Valley has been steadily decreasing over the past few years. While there are several facilities at private campgrounds, there is currently only one public sanitary dump facility (located in the Village of Cumberland), which has many residents concerned about illegal dumping of recreational vehicle sewer waste in the region.
Late in 2020 the Comox Valley Sewage Commission directed CVRD staff to work with municipalities and select a preferred location for a public sanitary dump facility in Comox or Courtenay. Staff were directed to report back with further analysis on a public facility, including costs to build and operate. The CVRD could operate this system on its own or in partnership with another municipality or entity.
Work with our partners is continuing and there should be more information to report on this project by fall 2021.
Looking for a sanitary dumping location near you?
There is a free public facility at Cumberland Village Park located at the bottom of Dunsmuir Ave, next to the BMX park.
A number of facilities exist throughout the region at private campsites and dumping at the majority of these locations is limited to overnight guests only. For a list of these private facilities visit the Sanidumps.com RV dump station directory.