waste disposal

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is running a pilot project looking at composting in rural and remote communities. Black Press File Photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management considers composting in rural areas

The board hears report on pilot project to provide organics options in two communities

 

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

 

The graph shows the timeline for types of waste added to the EPR. Image, CSWM report

Comox Strathcona Waste Management expects savings from new B.C. program

Province brought in the Extended Producer Responsibility program in September

 

Comox Strathcona Waste Management would like the province to resume garbage pickup at beach access sites, to help prevent litter. File photo

Comox Strathcona waste board wants province to pick up trash at beaches

For now, directors support a staff recommendation not to place bins at the sites

Comox Strathcona Waste Management would like the province to resume garbage pickup at beach access sites, to help prevent litter. File photo
The body that oversees regional waste is not waiving tipping fees for Courtenay residents. (Pixabay photo)

CSWM not waiving yard waste tip fees for Courtenay residents

City staff had initially made the request due to hauler delays during pickups

The body that oversees regional waste is not waiving tipping fees for Courtenay residents. (Pixabay photo)
Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River city council approves development permit for regional compost facility

$15.5 million project will help reach waste diversion targets

Hundreds of trucks come to the landfill with waste, half of which is divertable to either recycling or composting facilities. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
CSWM is working on engineering and design for the next landfill cell. Record file photo

CSWM makes budget change for new landfill cell

“It bears to note for the public, you’re paying for it one way or the other here.”

CSWM is working on engineering and design for the next landfill cell. Record file photo

Unstaffed Comox recycle depot closes permanently on July 1

Constant illegal dumping cited as reason for closure

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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
Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo

Comox-Strathcona regions find less illegal dumping in 2020

More than half of sites have items that could be disposed of for free or recycled

Illegal dumping reports in the region dropped slightly in 2020. File photo
The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Record file photo

Comox-Strathcona board passes solid waste budget with $1 million tax cut

Tipping fees will stay the same, and surplus money will be put into reserve

The CSWM passed a budget with a reduction in the tax requsition of $1 million for the year. Record file photo
CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo

CSWM plans increase to number of Comox Valley landfill bays

The expansion prompted in part by COVID-19 spacing requirements

CSWM is planning to increase the space for loading bays at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre. Record file photo
The engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)

Zeballos old landfill to close mostly by 2023: CSWM engineer

Waste will be transferred to a newly engineered facility in Cumberland

The engineered landfill located near Cumberland. (Black Press file photo)
CSWM expects to start the tendering process soon for the new cell at the landfill in the Comox Valley in 2021. Record file photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management calls for design work on landfill cell

Staff expect they will issue request for qualifications for construction in first half of 2021

CSWM expects to start the tendering process soon for the new cell at the landfill in the Comox Valley in 2021. Record file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management has had to change the procurement process for its planned organics compost facility. Black Press File Photo

Comox Strathcona Waste Management gets no bids for compost facility

Staff changing procurement process to get more firms to submit proposals

Comox Strathcona Waste Management has had to change the procurement process for its planned organics compost facility. Black Press File Photo
CSWM is looking at the pandemic’s effect on tipping fees. Black Press file photo

Comox-Strathcona looks at pandemic’s effect on tipping fees for waste

Board also considers ways to help non-profits running second-hand stores

CSWM is looking at the pandemic’s effect on tipping fees. Black Press file photo
Comox Strathcona Waste Management is taking another look at plastic bags. Black Press file photo

Single-use bags divide Comox-Strathcona waste board

CSWM will also take a look at effect of COVID-19 on finances

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is taking another look at plastic bags. Black Press file photo
The organics composting facility will be built adjacent to the current Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Black Press file photo

Three proponents submit for Comox-Strathcona organics facility

Composting project delayed but should still be ready by December 2021

The organics composting facility will be built adjacent to the current Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Black Press file photo
Cumberland agreed to provide residential food and yard waste to the regional organics composting program. Black Press file photo

Cumberland signs on for region’s compost program

The Village has been involved with a pilot compost program since 2012

Cumberland agreed to provide residential food and yard waste to the regional organics composting program. Black Press file photo