Waste management centre adds weigh scale

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service has nearly completed the installation of a new weigh scale at the Comox Valley waste management centre.

THIS WEIGH SCALE is a new addition to the Comox Valley waste management centre.

THIS WEIGH SCALE is a new addition to the Comox Valley waste management centre.

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service has nearly completed the installation of a new weigh scale at the Comox Valley waste management centre.

The present weigh scale is nearly 20 years old and and is past its serviceable life in terms of maintenance and operation.

The new weigh scale project involved a development plan and redesign, which included identifying placement of the scale to address facility access issues. The new scale will be located closer to the front entrance allowing for enhanced on-site traffic flow in and throughout the public tipping areas.

“We believe that users of the centre will be pleased with the new changes and the improved efficiencies to the overall operation,” said Jon Isfeld, CVRD’s assistant manager of Comox Valley

waste services. “The new scales are anticipated to open in early October.”

For more information on the CV waste management centre as well as other solid waste news and services visit www.cswm.ca.

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve

the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional

District.

The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs.

— Comox Valley