Garbage

Curbside organic services in Courtenay will start in 2023, followed by automated collection services in 2024. Photo supplied

Curbside collection changes coming for Courtenay

Over the next two years, changes are coming to the residential curbside…

  • Aug 17, 2022

 

A sanitation worker waves to someone during pickup day in Cumberland. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox awards 10-year collection service in joint contact with Courtenay

Comox has awarded Halton Recycling a 10-year contract

 

Super Save Disposal trucks are regularly inspected so they run efficiently and services are directed along the most efficient route to reduce their carbon footprint.

Island-grown, family-owned waste-disposal business opts for environmental approach in Comox/Courtenay

If you own a commercial or residential building or are part of…

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

CSWM is putting through an increase for tipping fees on solid waste in 2023. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management board approves tip fee hike

The amount for municipal solid waste per $145 per tonne starting in 2023

CSWM is putting through an increase for tipping fees on solid waste in 2023. Record file photo
Cumberland is looking toward an app to help residents get information about solid waste collection. File photo

Cumberland considers app for solid waste service info

The village could partner with regional district on getting the technology

Cumberland is looking toward an app to help residents get information about solid waste collection. File photo
View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.

Toxic chemicals discharged from Abbotsford waste facility into fish-bearing creek

Company responsible is under contract with the City of Abbotsford

View of a stockpile at the facility on Vye Road.
The winner of the 2020 Clean Up Contest, Darlene, collected a truckful of garbage. Photo via smallplanetenergy.ca

Contest pays cash for Comox Valley cleanup

Small Planet Energy — a renewable energy company based out of Campbell…

The winner of the 2020 Clean Up Contest, Darlene, collected a truckful of garbage. Photo via smallplanetenergy.ca
Cumberland is planning on working with Courtenay and Comox on regional solid waste collection. (Black Press file photo)

Cumberland may join Courtenay, Comox for waste collection

Council supports move to establish memorandum of understanding with partners

Cumberland is planning on working with Courtenay and Comox on regional solid waste collection. (Black Press file photo)
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video

Comox Strathcona Waste Management holds off on new bylaw dispute system

Board members hold off on third reading to allow for proposal to go for referral

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is looking at a new system for settling bylaw infractions. Image, CSWM video
CSWM has put out a preliminary budget for solid waste service. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona preliminary budget calls for more staff

Board directors want business case for more waste management staff

CSWM has put out a preliminary budget for solid waste service. Record file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM

Construction starts at Campbell River composting facility

Facility to service 30,000 homes in Campbell River and Comox Valley areas

Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service Co-Chairs Arzeena Hamir and Brad Unger at the project site in Campbell River known as Block J. Photo courtesy CSWM
Garbage pickup service within the Town of Comox has started to show signs of improvement, according to the municipality’s chief administrative officer. Dreamstime photo

Comox garbage pickup showing signs of improvement: CAO

Further conversations with service provider Emterra are set to take place

Garbage pickup service within the Town of Comox has started to show signs of improvement, according to the municipality’s chief administrative officer. Dreamstime photo
CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo

Construction at Comox Valley landfill to cause drop-off delays

Public drop-off garbage bin area, also known as the bin wall, has reached end of its life

CSWM landfill in Cumberland. Record file photo. Record file photo
There will be no referendum for now for electoral area residents on a regional district bylaw for waste collection, including recycling. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Comox Valley Regional District won’t hold waste referendum yet

Board may consider other options, possibly for the fall 2022 elections

There will be no referendum for now for electoral area residents on a regional district bylaw for waste collection, including recycling. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The CVRD has released results from a number of AAP proposals. Record file photo

Comox Valley Regional District garbage bylaws fail at alternative approval process

Other bylaws, including sewer project and mosquito abatement, can now move ahead

  • Jul 8, 2021
The CVRD has released results from a number of AAP proposals. Record file photo
Letter to the editor.

LETTER – Comox resident says there is misleading information on rural garbage collection proposal

Dear editor, I have done my due diligence on this alternate approval…

  • Jun 23, 2021
Letter to the editor.
Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo’s single-use checkout bag ban ready to go into place Canada Day

Business operators say there’s been plenty of time to plan and prepare for bylaw that kicks in July 1

Retailers say they’re ready for the ban on single-use plastic checkout bags in Nanaimo when it takes effect July 1. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)

Shoreline cleanup finds COVID-related trash increased during height of the pandemic

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup reports litter from single-use food packaging nearly doubled

COVID-related trash is washing up on shorelines across the world, including Coldstream’s Kal Beach, as pictured in this May 2021 photograph. (Jennifer Smith - Black Press)
A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)

Litter woes consume popular ‘Locks of Love’ fence on B.C.’s Pacific Rim

Popular view spot near Tofino plagued by people hanging masks and other unwanted garbage

A crew of WestCoast WILD Adventures employees tackled an onslaught of litter left at the ‘Locks of Love’ fence at Wally Creek on May 2. (Anne-Marie Gosselin photo)
Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)

PHOTOS: Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake

Members of Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans hauled out 470 pounds of trash over two days

Four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans were out at Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29 hauling trash out of the waters. (Henry Wang)