Changes to Blue Box program

A May 19 transition affects residential Blue Box recycling pickup in Courtenay.

Emterra will continue the service. There will be no change to collection schedules.

Everything allowed, plus a number of new items, will continue to be collected, except soft plastics which will change to depot drop-off. For a full list of items that can go in Blue Boxes starting May 19, visit

Valley recycling depots will also expand under the new program. New items will be accepted at certain depots. As of May 19, the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre will accept Styrofoam, glass and plastic bags/film wrap.

Depots at the BFI yard in Cumberland, the Courtenay Country Market and behind the Canex store in Comox will not take any new items, but will continue to be drop-off locations for cardboard, hard plastics and metal containers.

Privately run Encorp Return-It depots in Courtenay and Comox will also offer packaging and printed paper recycling.

For a list of depot locations and acceptable materials, visit


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Comox dental hygienist offering a ‘Gift From The Heart’
Boil water advisory lifted
Senior saved from Sunday house fire
Float homes anchor new development
U.S. Navy jet fighter rumbles bring on grumbles
Shelter, meal providers see huge demand
Sooke population drop raises questions
Temporary urgent water conservation measures required
Wrestling tradition continues

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 27 edition online now. Browse the archives.