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What Can I Recycle?

This page provides information about items that can be recycled curbside and at Recycle BC depots and CSWM depots in the Comox Strathcona Waste Management service area. Please note that curbside recycling programs are managed separately within the municipalities of Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Royston. For questions about curbside pickup schedules and operations in your community, please contact your municipality directly.  

Accepted in Curbside Collection, Recycle BC Depots and Unstaffed CSWM Depots

The following recyclable categories are accepted at Recycle BC depots, unstaffed CSWM depots (Quadra Island and the Black Creek Old Fire Hall locations) and through municipal curbside recycling programs.

Accepted at Recycle BC Depots Only

The following recyclable categories are accepted at Recycle BC depots in Comox, Courtenay, Campbell River, the Comox Valley Waste Managment Centre, the Campbell River Waste Management Centre, as well as the Denman, Hornby and Cortes Island recycling depots. These items are not accepted at the unstaffed CSWM depots on Quadra Island or at the Old Fire Hall location in Black Creek.

Hazardous Materials

For more information about what to do with any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous or of which you are unsure, please visit Comox Strathcona Waste Management’s Hazardous Waste page.

Recycling Tips

You can help ensure that more materials are recycled by following these steps:

  1. Please follow sorting instructions at the depot.
  2. Empty and rinse containers.
  3. Contain shredded paper inside a paper bag or box.
  4. Flatten cardboard and remove plastic wrap from cardboard flats (staples and tape are OK).

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