Organics & Composting
The Future of Regional Organics
The Comox Strathcona Solid Waste Management Plan targets a 70 per cent waste diversion rate for the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service area by 2022, and the greatest remaining opportunity to meet this target is the diversion of food waste from the waste stream.
The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service is proposing to build a regional organics composting facility in Campbell River, BC. The CSWM Board will vote this fall on siting the regional organics facility and public consultation will happen soon after. During this consultation we will be seeking feedback from residents on design and operations.
The CSWM is committed to keeping the community informed about this proposed facility which is expected to be operational by 2021.
Currently, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland have curbside organics collection programs in place, as part of an organics collection pilot program ongoing at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre.