Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service

 

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CVRD WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES

The Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres accepts almost all types of household hazardous waste from local residents only. Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure. It includes leftover household products that are marked flammable, corrosive, poison or are a compressed gas (such as aerosols, butane, lighters).

Household hazardous waste collection site hours
Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

The program does not include industrial waste from commercial business.

COMOX VALLEY WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE
(formerly “Pìdgeon Lake Landfill”)

2400 Pidgeon Lake Road, Cumberland, BC (location map)
Tel: 250-334-6000 • Toll-free: 1-800-331-6007
Open 7 days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Open on all statutory holidays except for Christmas Day & New Years Day (closed)

COMOX VALLEY WASTE MANAGEMENT CENTRE

Directions from Courtenay:
- follow Comox Valley Parkway, continue on to Cumberland Road to Cumberland General Store, then turn Right onto Bevan Road, go approximately 3 km. and turn left on Pidgeon Lake Road (when pavement ends and gravel begins). 

Directions from Royston:
- Turn left on Royston Road (at intersection heading to Cumberland), Royston Road becomes Dunsmuir Avenue. Turn right at 4th Street and then left at Bevan Road (Cumberland General Store), go approximately 3 km. and turn left on Pidgeon Lake Road (when pavement ends and gravel begins).

Waste management centres and transfer stations

HORNBY ISLAND
Contact the Transfer Station Operator for more information 250-335-0550

An Important Note About Euthanized Animals in Landfills

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) oversees the waste management centres in the Comox Valley and in Campbell River, and follows North American standards for disposal of animal carcasses. It is very important for people bringing animal carcasses to a landfill to advise the operators, so the proper procedures can be followed. This is particularly important when the animal carcasses have been euthanized by a drug injection, as that drug – if ingested by a scavenging bird or animal – can cause illness or even death.

Our procedures involve burying the carcass below the toe of the active landfill area and immediately covering it with waste material, thereby ensuring there is no access to it by scavenging birds or other animals. The cover is immediately at least a metre deep. At the end of the day, the cover could be as much as three metres deep.

We support having veterinarians advise their clients of the options for cremation. If the client opts to bury their pet, we also support veterinarians explaining the importance of proper burial which is one to two feet deep, with the grave then covered with stones.

 

All solid waste originating within the boundaries of the Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts will be accepted at the Comox Valley and Campbell River waste management centres at the rates shown below. All prices are per metric tonne and will be pro-rated for a portion thereof and subject to a minimum charge.

Payment can be made by Cash, Cheque
interac/visa/ mastercard, or on approved account.
Cost to dispose of anything at landfill is based on the weight

$110 metric tonne /minimum tipping fee
of $6 for loads weighing not more than 100 kilograms.
$180/tonne for loads containing recyclables, $15 minimum.

Site access fee
$4/per vehicle (applied to all vehicles passing over scales, Comox Valley & Campbell River waste management centres. *effective July 1, 2014

Prices are based per metric tonne (1000 kg/2200 lbs.)
Difference between Imperial Ton (2,000 lbs.) is 200 lbs.

* Materials generated from outside of the CVRD and SRD boundaries have
to pay $195/tonne with a minumum charge of $12.00 and $350.00 /tonne on loads containing recyclables, with a minimum charge of $40.00 *