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Organics & Composting

The Future of Regional Organics

A new regional organics composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Construction will begin in 2021, enabling a phased introduction of organics collection for over 30,000 single family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay. 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 CSWM is committed to keeping the community informed about this proposed facility which is expected to be operational by 2022.

More Information

Current Projects

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.

The following provider offers private curbside compost pickup services in the City of Courtenay:

What You Can Do

Backyard composting is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps and yard trimmings.

SkyRocket Compost SkyRocket is a high-nitrogen soil amendment, made of wood chips mixed with biosolids, which is cured over time to create nutrient-rich mulch. Biosolids are derived from the wastewater treatment process—they are the solid waste particles remaining once wastewater has been treated. Biosolids contain macronutrients and organic matter that can replenish soil and help it to retain moisture. Vist the SkyRocket compost page for more information about this product.