Garbage

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)

10,000 old Nanaimo-area garbage bins repurposed elsewhere on the Island

Used containers donated to school districts, communities to be reused

 

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

 

A Convertus biofuel facility in Surrey. Screenshot, Convertus Group video

Nanaimo facility could take some of Comox Strathcona’s compost

Industrial and commercial organics would likely be shipped, not regular food or yard waste

 

Comox Strathcona Waste Management will look to a new facility to manage compost. File photo

Comox Strathcona awards contract for organic compost facility

Three bidders responded to second procurement attempt for project in Campbell River

Comox Strathcona Waste Management will look to a new facility to manage compost. File photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management will look to a new facility to manage compost. File photo

Comox Strathcona awards contract for organic compost facility

Three bidders responded to second procurement attempt for project

Comox Strathcona Waste Management will look to a new facility to manage compost. File photo
Marc Rutten, general manager of engineering services for Comox Strathcona Waste Management. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona cutting tax requisition for region’s waste management

Staff also expect to transfer savings associated with COVID-19 to reserves

Marc Rutten, general manager of engineering services for Comox Strathcona Waste Management. Black Press file photo
The CSWM board affirmed its statutory holiday closures decision for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill, despite scheduling issue for one member municipality. Record file photo

Cumberland ‘holding the bag’ over landfill holiday closures

CSWM and hauler will look into scheduling options for the community

The CSWM board affirmed its statutory holiday closures decision for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill, despite scheduling issue for one member municipality. Record file photo
CSWM is being asked to reconsider statutory holiday closures for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill. Record file photo

Cumberland also asks for landfill stat closure reconsideration

Council follows Comox’s lead in asking waste board to rethink decision

CSWM is being asked to reconsider statutory holiday closures for solid waste delivery to the regional landfill. Record file photo
Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)

Inside the ongoing mission to scrub clean B.C.’s wild beaches

Six-week coastal expedition going to run out of time before it runs out of garbage

Washed up plastics on log fields. (Simon Ager / Maple Leaf Adventures photo)
The view of Cox Bay Beach from the Maltby Road entrance, any given day in August. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Disgruntled Tofino residents say visitors turning town into a free-for-all

Some West Coast residents angered by perceived lack of bylaw enforcement

The view of Cox Bay Beach from the Maltby Road entrance, any given day in August. (Nora O’Malley photo)
Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)

Wedding party bear sprayed at Okanagan campsite irks locals

Latest criminal activity at the Meadows leaves locals frustrated

Campers left a mess at a site in Cherryville over the weekend, as seen Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, sparking concern from local residents who are asking elected officials and politicians to do something. (Contributed photo)
Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Gloves and masks become problem litter as COVID-19 prompts people to cover up

Vancouver’s director of zero waste and resource recovery says the city is experiencing medical litter

Discarded protective gloves are pictured on the street in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic is introducing a new type of litterbug as people are dropping gloves and masks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
With a new garbage contract for the Town of Comox comes a 16.5 per cent increase in fees over the course of the contract. Black Press file photo

Garbage collection costs piling up in Comox

Council approved a two-year extension to the contract with a 16.5 per cent increase for services.

With a new garbage contract for the Town of Comox comes a 16.5 per cent increase in fees over the course of the contract. Black Press file photo