waste disposal

CSWM wants to reduce construction waste. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona wants to cut construction waste through deconstruction

Regional waste board wants province to make deconstruction a recycling regulation

 

Comox Strathcona Waste Management’s new system for settling bylaw infractions over waste is moving ahead. File image, CSWM video

New Comox Strathcona Waste Management dispute bylaw takes next step

Bylaw is designed to be an alternative to pursuing matters through courts

 

CSWM plans to add staff to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona staff explain staff additions at landfill

Budget discussions on waste management continue, as financial plan due by end of March

CSWM plans to add staff to the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press File Photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management considers composting in rural areas

The board hears report on pilot project to provide organics options in two communities

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press 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
The graph shows the timeline for types of waste added to the EPR. Image, CSWM report

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects savings from new B.C. program

Province brought in the Extended Producer Responsibility program in September

The graph shows the timeline for types of waste added to the EPR. Image, CSWM report
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)
Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River city council approves development permit for regional compost facility

$15.5 million project will help reach waste diversion targets

Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
CSWM is working on engineering and design for the next landfill cell. Record file photo

CSWM makes budget change for new landfill cell

“It bears to note for the public, you’re paying for it one way or the other here.”

CSWM is working on engineering and design for the next landfill cell. Record file photo
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
Crews work on construction of the new composting facility at the Campbell River landfill. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Environment group wishes Comox Strathcona compost site was in a better spot

Province has guidelines on siting, but they are not legal requirements

Crews work on construction of the new composting facility at the Campbell River landfill. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
Campbell River’s waste collection schedule will be changing after Victoria Day. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

Campbell River Garbage pickup schedule changing after May Long Weekend

Pickup day will change after every statutory holiday

Campbell River’s waste collection schedule will be changing after Victoria Day. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.

How to save over $1,000 and the planet at the same time

Planning, storage and use all help people reduce food waste

Properly storing food can increase its shelf life, reducing the amount that gets wasted. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror.
The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Roughly 20% of waste in the landfill is food

New composting facility should help divert food waste, but should be the last piece of the puzzle

The bulldozer compresses the garbage, squeezing out the air and creating an anaerobic environment perfect for producing methane gas. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Sayward Clean Up Day is scheduled for April 17 and 18. Black Press file photo

Sayward holding clean up day April 17 and 18

Household waste and recycling accepted at event

Sayward Clean Up Day is scheduled for April 17 and 18. Black Press file photo
A pond collecting water runoff from the existing Discovery Park landfill. The water is piped to a treatment facility on site. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
A pond collecting water runoff from the existing Discovery Park landfill. The water is piped to a treatment facility on site. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Thirty facilities were named in the awards this year. Photo supplied by BCUOMA
Thirty facilities were named in the awards this year. Photo supplied by BCUOMA
Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo

Comox-Strathcona regions find less illegal dumping in 2020

More than half of sites have items that could be disposed of for free or recycled

Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo