CSWM Rolls Out ‘Recycle Right at Home’ Videos

May 1, 2019

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service has teamed up with seven other regional districts and the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) on a new Recycle Right at Home campaign, providing residents with information on how to reduce, reuse and recycle responsibly and effectively at home. The videos were developed in partnership with the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, Capital Regional District, Cowichan Valley Regional District, qathet Regional District, Regional District of Nanaimo and Sunshine Coast Regional District.

“The Recycle Right at Home campaign provides simple information for how to recycle responsibly at home,” said AVICC President Carl Jensen. “Many residents throughout our regional districts frequently travel or work between other neighbouring districts, the Recycle Right at Home campaign includes clear messaging that is relevant to all regional districts.”

A series of short videos have been developed that focus on different aspects of recycling to inform and hopefully inspire residents to ‘Recycle Right’. The campaign presents easily adaptable ideas to work towards waste reduction.

The Recycle Right at Home campaign will be shared by the AVICC partnering Regional Districts throughout April and May 2019. The campaign topics include helpful tips on how to reduce waste, why “keeping it clean” is important in recycling, common contamination and why “know before you throw” helps increase recyclability and identifying where to take your recycling.

The CSWM Recycle Right at Home videos are featured throughout the CSWM website, but can also be found on the Comox Valley Regional District's YouTube channel.

About Comox Strathcona Waste Management

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is an extended function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District. The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs.