The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) operates the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service under letters patent. 

Comox Strathcona Waste Management is governed by a board of directors that includes elected officials from member municipalities and rural areas of the Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts. The CSWM board meets in Campbell River or Courtenay on a regular basis and as required.

The CSWM service and programs are supported by the Regional Solid Waste Management Plan which is mandated by the British Columbia Ministry of Environments (MoE) Environmental Management Act. The Solid Waste Management Plan guides how the region will manage its garbage now and into the future. The plan was updated in 2012 and received approval from the MoE on May 23, 2013.  The MoE recommends that regional districts update their solid waste management plan every 10 years, to ensure the document changes and grows with the needs of the community.

The board encourages you to participate in open discussions about regional solid waste. Requests to appear as a delegation before the Regional Solid Waste Board must be made in writing to the corporate legislative officer. You can find our Request To Appear As a Delegation Form here. 

If you have any questions about the board and its activities contact us at:

Tel: 250-334-6000 / toll-free: 1-800-331-6007.