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COVID-19 Coronavirus Update

The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre keeps our community safe and clean and we are working hard to protect our workers and the public in order to continue operating this essential service.

If you have access to a municipal curbside collection and recycling program please refrain from using the landfill at this time. Rural residents without curbside pickup should limit their visits to yard and essential waste only and expect the following operational changes:

  • No cash will be accepted – payment by credit or debit card only
  • There will be limited drop off stalls to comply with social distancing requirements
  • Only two vehicles will have access to the recycling depot at any one time
  • Opening times may be delayed to permit the disinfection of all equipment

For more information visit: cswm.ca/covid19


Did you know?

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management services (CSWM) manages waste and recycling for the Comox Valley Regional District and the Strathcona Regional District. 

Comox Strathcona Waste Management


All solid waste originating within the boundaries of the Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts can be brought to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre, the Campbell River Waste Management Centre, or any CSWM transfer stations. 

Landfill locations, facilities and hours

Charges for depositing solid waste, controlled wastes and recyclable materials at Waste Management Centres (landfills) are listed below.

Landfill fees and charges

Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure.

How to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste


Do you have curbside pick-up in your area? Acceptable materials in your blue box include common household recyclable paper, plastic, plastic foam, metal, aluminum and glass.

What can I recycle?

Do you utilize a recyling depot? Locations and hours are listed below.

Recycling depots and hours


Regional Organics Facility

On November 14, 2019, the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board made the decision to build a regional organics composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre – Block J (6300 Argonaut Road), with a transfer station to be located at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre.

This composting facility will be operational in fall 2021 and will enable curbside organics collection for over 30,000 single-family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay. This household organic material will be transformed into finished compost for agriculture and landscaping.

The public will have opportunities to learn more about the new facility and provide input to guide its design and operations.

For more information, visit www.cswm.ca/regionalorganics.


Visit our webpage to learn more about the CVRD’s SkyRocket compost and tips on how to use compost.

Do you live in Royston?

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) contracts out Emterra Environmental for the pick-up of garbage and recycling in Royston.

Royston Waste Management & Recycling