Comox Valley Regional District pondering rural garbage referendum

A possible fall referendum would determine whether the Comox Valley Regional District initiates a rural garbage collection service.

A possible fall referendum would determine whether the Comox Valley Regional District initiates a rural garbage collection service.

If a proposed Nov. 16 vote is favourable, the service would reach about 7,500 homes in areas A, B and C. Royston residents already receive garbage collection.

According to the latest CVRD survey conducted in June, rural residents strongly support a roadside collection program that covers garbage and recycling. A program for yard waste and food scraps yielded a lower level of interest.

Valley residents living beyond municipal borders pay private contractors for garbage collection — normally a more expensive arrangement than one contractor serving every home.

The CVRD received three bids for the Request for Proposal.

At its next meeting Tuesday, the CVRD board will consider setting the referendum date.


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