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Regional Organics Compost Project

The Future of Organics

Construction began in November 2021 on a much-needed regional facility that will enable curbside organics collection for over 30,000 single-family homes in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay. The household organic material will be repurposed into finished compost for agricultural and landscaping uses, diverting approximately 30 per cent of collected waste from our regional landfill. Read the press release here.

The compost facility, located in Campbell River, is scheduled for completion in December 2022 and will accept co-mingled food and yard waste as part of municipal curbside collection programs. Community updates around the timing of this rollout will be made available early in 2023.

Construction Progress

We will be regularly updating this page for more information as this project progresses. Please see below on some of the construction highlights we've accomplished so far.

Compost Facility

  • Site grading and underground utilities – compete
  • Building Foundations – complete
  • Courtyard paving – complete
  • Pond construction – complete
  • Building erection – in progress
  • Mechanical/electrical - upcoming

Transfer Station

  • Site grading and underground utilities – compete
  • Building Foundations – complete
  • Courtyard paving – complete
  • Building erection – complete
  • Mechanical/electrical - ongoing

Check out some of our construction milestones. To view a larger image, click each small image in the photo gallery.

Regional Organics Site Construction

Compost Site Overview
Compost Site Overview
 
 
Pre-Construction
Pre-Construction
Site Grading
Site Grading
Stormwater Pond
Stormwater Pond
Conduit Installation
Conduit Installation
Communication Conduit
Communication Conduit

 

 

 

Compost Site Building ErectionBuilding Erection

Compost site Arial view

Compost Site Arial View
 

 

Transfer Station Construction

Transfer Station concrete
Transfer Station Concrete
Transfer Station lower wall
Transfer Station Lower Wall
 
Pre-Construction
Pre-Construction
During Construction
During Construction
Pre-Blasting
Pre-Blasting
Blasting
Blasting
Blasting Foundation
Blasting Foundation
 
Transfer Station Arial View
Transfer Station Arial View