Organic Waste

Curbside Recycling & Yard Waste Pick-up

Curbside collection programs are managed separately within the City of Campbell River, the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village of Cumberland, and the Village of Sayward.

Curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up schedules are available for each municipality by accessing the following links:

The Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland also have curbside organics collection programs.

For specific questions pertaining to curbside pickup, please contact your municipality directly.

Comox Valley Regional District Curbside Collection

Phase 1: Public Engagement – Survey Complete on Rural Roadside Collection

The Comox Valley Regional District recently asked residents and homeowners whether they’re interested in a new garbage/recycling collection service in the electoral area where they live. Thank you to all that completed the survey and shared your thoughts. Through the fall months, staff will review the results of this feedback to understand where neighbourhoods have expressed interest. The results will be provided to electoral area directors for consideration of next steps.

Click the button below for more information on the project and how you can stay involved.

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Royston Recycling Collection

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) contracts Emterra Group Inc. for the curbside collection of garbage and recycling in Royston, BC. Please click on the link below to view the collection schedule. 

2020 Royston Recycling and Garbage Pick-up Schedule

2021 Royston Recycling and Garbage Pick-up Schedule

  • To report a missed collection of garbage or recycling, please contact Emterra directly at 250-336-8066.
  • For other program inquiries or collection information, contact the CVRD at 250-334-6016.
  • If you would like to receive your invoices by email or set up pre-authorized credit card payments, please contact our utility billing department at 250-334-6033.

For more information about the Royston recycling service, please refer to the Royston Garbage Collection bylaw

Rural Area Recycling Collection

Curbside garbage, recycling, or yard waste pick-up, is not provided within the rural areas of the Comox Valley Regional District and Strathcona Regional District. Rural area residents are responsible for setting up their own curbside pick-up through private providers, or taking their garbage and recyclables to one of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management facilities.

The following providers offer private curbside garbage and recycling pickup services:

This list is provided for convenience only and should not be construed as a recommendation of service by the CVRD. Contractors may contact us to be added to this list of providers.

Don't have curbside recycling pick-up? Please refer to our Recycling Depots page for information on where to take your recyclables. Keep It Clean Do you ever wonder if it’s OK to recycle dirty or partially full containers? You’re not alone! Leaving containers dirty can contaminate other recyclables, which means they might not be recycled.