waste disposal

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

 

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

 

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.”

 

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
The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Black Press file photo

Comox-Strathcona board passes solid waste budget with $1 million tax cut

Tipping fees will stay the same, and surplus money will be put into reserve

The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Black Press file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is planning webinars for the public to see the preliminary designs for the new composting facility. Photo CSWM

Preliminary designs for CSWM composting facility released

CSWM wants feedback on designs, holding two webinars next week

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is planning webinars for the public to see the preliminary designs for the new composting facility. Photo CSWM
The City of Campbell River is working on a plan to incorporate curbside pickup of organic waste once the regional processing facility is operational. Black Press File Photo

City of Campbell River working on a plan for curbside organics collection

‘Solid Waste services for the City of Campbell River will be changing in the future’

The City of Campbell River is working on a plan to incorporate curbside pickup of organic waste once the regional processing facility is operational. Black Press File Photo
CSWM will be closing the landfill in Campbell River and opening the organics composting facility in 2022. In the meantime, the City of Campbell River was hoping for a break on yard waste drop-off for residents. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona waste board upholds yard waste drop-off fee

Campbell River had hoped for waiver until new organics facility opens

CSWM will be closing the landfill in Campbell River and opening the organics composting facility in 2022. In the meantime, the City of Campbell River was hoping for a break on yard waste drop-off for residents. Black Press file photo
CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management plans increase landfill bays

Campbell River facility also key part of capital planning in latest budget

CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

Zeballos old landfill to close mostly by 2023: CSWM engineer

Waste will be transferred to a newly engineered facility in Cumberland

Comox Strathcona Waste Management gets no bids for compost facility

Staff changing procurement process to get more firms to submit proposals