Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service

 

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RECYCLING

ACCEPTED MATERIALS FOR CSWM DEPOTS

Multi-Material BC Packaging and Printed Paper Recycling Program:
Accepted Materials for CSWM MMBC Depot Collection – Effective May 19, 2014

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service maintains several non-MMBC recycling depots throughout the region.

For more information on the recycling strategy moving forward view the frequently asked questions listed below. A list and maps of where depots are located are located on the website at www.cswm.ca/depots.

* The City Campbell River, the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland provide curbside recycling  pickup for their residents.

The CVRD contracts Emterra Services Ltd. for the curbsided of of garbage and recycling in Royston. For inquiries or collection information contact Emterra at 250-336-8066.

WHERE, WHY & HOW TO RE-USE AND RECYCLE

THE "POWER OF R" is a local educational program that focuses on the "Five R's" of waste reduction: rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse and recycle. This waste reduction program is an initiative of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service and forms an important part of our regional solid waste plan.

Recyclepedia

An easy-to-use searchable online database which provides answers to the most frequently asked recycling questions and where to take them is a resource called "Recyclepedia" and is located on the Recycling Councils of BC's (RCBC) website at www.rcbc.bc.ca

B.C.'s recycling efforts is expanding and the benefits to British Columbians and the environment continue to grow.

For more information about eco fees and where to recycle an item, you can use the recycle location finder on the Stewardship Agencies of BC. You can also visit the Recycling Council of BC or download the FREE BC Recyclepedia Smart Phone App.

Small Appliance Recycling Program

Unplugged, the Small Appliance Recycling Program gives British Columbians a new and convenient recycling option for these products. Recycle your old and broken small appliances at one of over 100 unplugged recycling drop-off locations across the province and help reduce pollution, save energy, and protect our environment. www.unpluggedrecycling.ca

Recycle these items at our non-MMBC recycling depots

Newspapers & magazines

Includes household stationary, flyers, junkmail. Place loose in the bin.

Cardboard &
boxboard

Remove liners, boxes must be flattened.

Plastic
household
containers

Household containers only Rinse well, flatten if possible.
No styrofoam.

Metal cans

Rinse well, remove label, squeeze shut. Do not flatten, if possible. Large metal items (non-food grade) can be recycled at the metal recycling bins at the waste management centres.

Please recycle your "return for refund' items to the bottle depots:


CVRD website

LESS THAN 10% OF OUR LANDFILL IS REAL GARBAGE!
Reduce waste
by using the
POWER OF R
Rethink, Refuse,
Reduce, Re-use
and Recycle:
35%

Compostables

15% Plastics
household containers marked #1-#7
14% Paper
14% Miscellaneous
7% Metal
10% C&D
2% Glass
1% Each of Beverage containers, household hazardous waste, and electronics