The Town of Comox will ask Comox Strathcona Waste Management to reconsider the decision to close the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on statutory holidays. Black Press file photo.

The Town of Comox will ask Comox Strathcona Waste Management to reconsider the decision to close the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on statutory holidays. Black Press file photo.

Comox to ask waste board to reconsider decision on closing landfill for stat holidays

“At least we can say to our citizens we’re doing what we can to avoid this disruption.”

The Town of Comox will ask Comox Strathcona Waste Management to reconsider their decision to close the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre on statutory holidays.

At the Nov. 4 council meeting, council unanimously approved a motion brought forth by Coun. Ken Grant to ask the board to consider repealing its decision.

“It’s important we show our objection to this – at least we can say to our citizens we’re doing what we can to avoid this disruption.”

At the Nov. 14, 2019 meeting, Comox Strathcona Waste Management adopted the recommendation that the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (along with the Campbell River Waste Management Centre) cease operations to the public on stat holidays effective July 1, 2020.

Following further discussions with municipalities, the closures were deferred until Jan. 1, 2021.

According to a staff report from the Town, the closures will impact waste collection schedules for both residents and commercial customers.

To accommodate the change, the Town of Comox residential curbside pickup of garbage, recycling and organics will move to an Add-a-Day schedule, where pick-up will shift forward one weekday after each weekday stat holiday.

In 2021, the schedule will shift four times for residential pick-up. Additionally, commercial businesses that would normally receive pick up on a day that falls on a stat holiday will not receive pick-up that day.

For the coming year, the collection dates that will impact residential pick-up will be: Jan.1; April 2; July 1 and Nov. 11.

The solid waste board is set to meet on Dec. 3.



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