Organics and Composting
Organics and Composting
Composting with CSWM

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.

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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:

Compost Education

Visit our Comox Strathcona Garden Education Centre or book a school field trip to learn more about composting organic waste at home.

What You Can Do Backyard composting is the most cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to recycle fruit and vegetable scraps and yard trimmings. For more information about how you can compost at home, check out our compost education program page. SkyRocket Compost Now Available 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.