Got any ideas about garbage?

Residents still have time to provide feedback on future of their refuse

  • Apr. 5, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Residents and businesses throughout the Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts have until April 27 to provide feedback on the future of their garbage, as proposed in options in the draft solid waste management plan.

Attend one of the remaining open houses and presentations or visit

Eleven open houses were held throughout the region in March, with further sessions to come in Cortes, Sayward and Zeballos.

“We’ve had an extremely positive response to these community meetings and the online feedback form to date,” says Edwin Grieve, chair of the Comox Strathcona waste management board. “It’s an important opportunity for you to provide your thoughts on these proposed options to help us reduce our waste and better manage the remaining garbage. This is all about the long-term future of our waste management – decisions made now will affect how we handle waste for decades to come.”

As an added incentive, those who complete forms can enter for a chance to win one of five prizes worth $100 in groceries at a local grocery store.

Results of the public consultation and feedback will assist in preparing the final solid waste management plan, which will be forwarded to the board for review and approval. The last step is to send the plan to the Ministry of Environment for its endorsement.