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Comox waste collection schedule released

Residents and businesses within the town of Comox will see changes to their 2021 waste collection schedules.
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Comox residents will have a substantial schedule change for curbside trash collection beginning in January 2021. (Ben Lypka/Black Press file)

Residents and businesses within the town of Comox will see changes to their 2021 waste collection schedules.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the area landfill will be closed on all recognized statutory holidays. As a result, the Comox 2021 waste collection schedule will change.

This means changes for both residents and businesses that receive curbside collection, as well as for those residents and businesses that have frontend container collection services directly from Emterra Environmental.

For residents, business or strata managers that receive curbside pick up, their schedule will start on a different day the first full week of January, and change three times throughout the year as a result of the above-noted closures. A 2021 Curbside Waste Collection Guide is being mailed to all residents and businesses in December that outlines the calendar at a glance, capturing where the collection dates shift.

Businesses or strata managers that receive frontend container collection services may need to reschedule an alternate date with Emterra Environmental, if they have collection dates that fall on a statutory holiday, or wait until the next scheduled pick-up date for collection. Those that wish to reschedule can contact Emterra Environmental at 250-336-8066.

The 2021 Curbside Waste Collection Guide, which includes the 2021 collection schedule, tips on recycling and other details about the changes, can be viewed and downloaded at www.comox.ca/wastecollection.