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One of 11 new butt receptacles located in downtown Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham/Campbell River Mirror

Recycle your cigarette butts at new receptacles in downtown Campbell River

Downtown Business Improvement Association joins TerraCycle for new venture

 

Tyler Weeres spends downtime crafting new programs to help make his life easier. Work such as a regional transit map of where to buy a bus ticket and emailed garbage pickup reminders for his Oak Bay community are catching some attention. (Christine van Reeuwyk/News Staff)

Island programmer helping neighbours buy transit tickets, take out their garbage

Oak Bay programmer hones his skills solving real-world problems, with a boost from Google

 

Ucluelet garbageman Frank Thomas Trodden took this photo of just some of the bounty he received during an appreciation day held in his honour to thank him for his hard work and positive attitude. (Photo courtesy of Frank Thomas Trodden)

B.C. small town shows its ‘Frank Appreciation’ for popular garbage collector

“Thanks Frank for doing a great job. We really do appreciate you.”

 

CSWM is putting through an increase for tipping fees on solid waste in 2023. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management board approves tip fee hike

The amount for municipal solid waste per $145 per tonne starting in 2023

CSWM is putting through an increase for tipping fees on solid waste in 2023. Record file photo
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
A crew of volunteer streamkeepers clean garbage out of the Simms Creek area on Tuesday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
A crew of volunteer streamkeepers clean garbage out of the Simms Creek area on Tuesday. Photo by Marc Kitteringham / Campbell River Mirror
Snow blankets much of Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror

Curbside waste pickup cancelled today in Campbell River

Emterra cancels Thursday pickup due to heavy snow and road conditions

Snow blankets much of Campbell River. Photo by Alistair Taylor / Campbell River Mirror
Automated garbage pickup systems use standardized carts. File photo.

Automated curbside waste pickup coming to Campbell River

New system will facilitate upcoming organics collection program

Automated garbage pickup systems use standardized carts. File photo.
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video

Comox Strathcona Waste Management holds off on new bylaw dispute system

Board members hold off on third reading to allow for proposal to go for referral

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video
Garbage collection on Dec. 6 is cancelled. File photo.

Garbage pickup cancelled today

Snow halts curbside pickup, those affected can put 2 cans next Monday

Garbage collection on Dec. 6 is cancelled. File photo.
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM

Construction starts at Campbell River composting facility

Facility to service 30,000 homes in Campbell River and Comox Valley areas

Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM
Households where yard waste was supposed to be collected this Friday (Aug. 13) can help by waiting until next week to put to curb. (File photo)

City of Campbell River notifies residents of yard waste collection delay

Equipment breakdown and staff shortages have resulted in collection push back

Households where yard waste was supposed to be collected this Friday (Aug. 13) can help by waiting until next week to put to curb. (File photo)
The Sayward Clean-Up-Day is scheduled for July 17 and 18, for residents to dispose household items too large for regular curbside collection. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)

Clean Up Day to be held July 17 and 18 in Sayward

Habitat for Humanity will accept donations of household items

The Sayward Clean-Up-Day is scheduled for July 17 and 18, for residents to dispose household items too large for regular curbside collection. (Photo by Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror)
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban ready to go into place Canada Day

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
The recycling drop-off point at the Sportsplex will be closed permanently as of July 1. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The recycling drop-off point at the Sportsplex will be closed permanently as of July 1. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)

Island communities asked to join forces in seeking help fighting illegal dumping

RDN resolution to be forwarded to Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities

The Regional District of Nanaimo’s board is forwarding a motion on illegal dumping to the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities’ upcoming annual general meeting. (Kane Blake photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
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