Recycling

Lake Trail School has created special sorting bins to manage waste. It is the first project of its kind in the Comox Valley. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Lake Trail School introduces waste-free initiative

As Lake Trail Community School opened the doors to its new building…

 

Hundreds of trucks come to the Campbell River landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona board approves increase for organics compost facility

Staff report notes tenders came in higher than the approved budget for the project

 

The board representing the Comox Valley and Strathcona regions for waste management wants CSWM staff to look for some short-term ideas to help people with recycling. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona board members look for recycling options

Question of how to respond to recent recycling challenges was at top of discussion

 

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

E-cigarettes, mattresses, lithium-ion batteries soon to be recyclable in B.C.

Province working to expand recycling under extended producer responsibility five-year plan

Electronic cigarettes are seen in a display case at a store in downtown Montreal, Wednesday, May 6, 2015. A study looks at the use of electronic cigarettes among Canadian teens and whether it might lead to tobacco use. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Cumberland is facing delays for solid waste pickup this week. Dreamstime photo

Solid waste pickup delayed in Cumberland this week

Contractor was resuming organics pickup but had to find new time for recycling

  • Aug 17, 2021
Cumberland is facing delays for solid waste pickup this week. Dreamstime photo
Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)

B.C. cities will no longer need provincial approval to launch single-use plastic ban

More than 20 municipalities in B.C. are developing bylaws banning single-use plastics

Esquimalt, Nanaimo, Richmond, Rossland, Saanich, Surrey, Tofino, Ucluelet and Victoria all have plastic bag bans. (Pixabay.com)
Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press

Comox Strathcona compost site should go to tender this summer

The regional organics facility is on target to open for the fall of 2022

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects to go to tender this summer for the regional organics compost facility in Campbell River. File photo/Black Press
The used oil facility at Bevan Road in Cumberland. File photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management again named a top oil recycler

Program recognizes collection and recycling of used oil and antifreeze materials

  • Mar 24, 2021
The used oil facility at Bevan Road in Cumberland. File photo
Emma Laliberte displays a bottle from the collection and one of her candles. Photo supplied

Old bottles spur new ideas for Merville Botanicals

Couple using collection for their upcycled candle creations

Emma Laliberte displays a bottle from the collection and one of her candles. Photo supplied
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
Many of the materials used in delivery packaging can be brought in to Recycle BC depots or London Drugs for recycling. (Unsplash)
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

The Regional District of Nanaimo collected approximately 10,000 old waste and garbage bins to be repurposed or reused. (PQB News file photo)
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
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
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
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
Do your part! Help your recycling depot, help your community

Do your part! Help your recycling depot, help your community

Clean the earth and clean your empties for a happier neighbourhood

  • Sep 21, 2020
Do your part! Help your recycling depot, help your community
The Courtenay Return-It recently matched donations to help a former employee (fourth from right) diagnosed with cancer. The depot has new features and protocols in place to keep employees and clients safe. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Refreshed recycling depot offers a 5-star experience

Courtenay Return-It Depot builds community, one bottle at a time

  • Aug 3, 2020
The Courtenay Return-It recently matched donations to help a former employee (fourth from right) diagnosed with cancer. The depot has new features and protocols in place to keep employees and clients safe. Photo by Mike Chouinard
The Courteney Return-It depot is open as of Monday, May 4 to accept bottles and other recyclables. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Return-It recycling depot service returns to Courtenay

Still no word on when other locations in the region could re-open

The Courteney Return-It depot is open as of Monday, May 4 to accept bottles and other recyclables. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is moving ahead on closing recycling bins at Courtenay Country Market and Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River this summer. Black Press file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management recycling bins still on schedule to be closed

Tainted items make region’s single-stream bins too costly; staff hope Return-It sites open soon

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is moving ahead on closing recycling bins at Courtenay Country Market and Strathcona Gardens in Campbell River this summer. Black Press file photo