These recycling bins at Strathcona Gardens were slated for relocation to the back of the property

Strathcona Gardens recycling bin relocation plan scrapped … for now

Proposed location will not work for the CVRD’s contractor unless SRD is 'prepared to sacrifice a significant portion of the parking lot'

The relocation of recycling bins at Strathcona Gardens has been temporarily put on hold.

On Sept. 8, the bins were supposed to be moved from the front of the recreation facility’s parking lot to the back, southeast corner of the lot next to the RCMP station’s back parking lot.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), which is responsible for the region’s waste management function, had to scrap those plans, however, once it became apparent that existing parking spaces would interfere with waste removal.

“As it turns out, the proposed location will not work for the CVRD’s contractor unless the regional district is prepared to sacrifice a significant portion of the parking lot in that area,” wrote Tom Yates, the regional district’s corporate services manager, in a report to the Strathcona Gardens Commission.

Yates added that talks are ongoing with the CVRD as to relocation options as the bins were supposed to be moved in order to eliminate an eyesore along one of the city’s busiest streets.

“The multi-bins are being moved to improve the appearance of the front entrance and provide a more pleasant and welcoming experience for patrons and visitors to the complex,” Koreen Gurak, facility manager at Strathcona Gardens, said in late August when the move was first announced.

The bins are currently slightly obscured by promotional banners that adorn a chain link fence along Dogwood Street.

Strathcona Gardens staff, in a June report to the Strathcona Gardens Commission, said the banners help to hide the “unattractive sight of the recycling bins” in front of the parking lot.

In the meantime, the Strathcona Regional District is hoping to present the CVRD with a licence agreement as a starting point for further negotiations regarding the recycling bins.

The draft licence includes a $500 a month fee to be paid to the Strathcona Regional District as well as an understanding that the CVRD assumes all responsibility for loss, damage or injury, as well as liability insurance and all costs relating to the maintenance of the recycling bins. The CVRD would also be responsible for keeping the site clean and tidy.

Just Posted

High winds cancel slew of BC Ferries sailings

Travel to and from Victoria and Vancouver as well as Northern Gulf Islands affected

Be part of the solution

Greenways and DFO recruit a new generation of streamkeepers next weekend

18th Annual Christmas Gift Tour shows off local work

Over 120 vendors are set up around town this weekend to give your holiday shopping a boost

Campbell River drama teacher recognized for ‘banner year’

Last year was a banner year for Christine Knight and the Carihi… Continue reading

Concerns raised over fencing between proposed Maryland subdivision and nature trust

Greenways wants a covenant included that would restrict gates from properties that back on nature

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate different paths for party

Third debate held Sunday, Nov. 19 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Apology to Canadians persecuted for being gay coming Nov. 28: Trudeau

Thousands were fired from the military, RCMP and public service because of their sexual orientation

Heavy rains, winds hit B.C.’s south coast

Localized flooding, gusts up to 70 km/hr expected for the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island

LIVE: BC Liberals kick off leadership debate in Nanaimo

Candidates’ forum is at noon at Vancouver Island Conference Centre

WATCH: Thousands gathering in Abbotsford for Const. John Davidson funeral procession

Celebration of life to follow at Abbotsford Centre at 1 p.m.

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Drones take off to search for missing North Okanagan women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Most Read