Comox Strathcona Waste Management

About Us

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service area is located in the Coast Salish, Kwakwaka’wakw, and Nuu-chah-nulth territories.

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD). The CSWM service manages over 65,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material annually and oversees a number of diversion and education programs for the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District (SRD). 

We are responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations that handle waste and recycling for the  electoral areas of the Comox Valley Regional District and the Strathcona Regional District.

CSWM oversees a multi-material recycling program and has active re-use and re-purposing programs (diversion) in place at each of our landfills. At present, it is estimated that close to half of the solid waste generated in the districts we serve is diverted through these programs.

The CSWM service also provides a wide range of educational programs that encourage region-wide waste reduction efforts through "The Power of R" and organics composting.