Regional Organics

A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre, enabling curbside organics collection for over 30,000 single-family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay. This household organic material will be transformed into finished compost for agriculture and landscaping.

A What We Heard report summarizing input received during the consultation process has been shared with the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board and with proponents to inform the facility design and operations.

Planning is now underway for the composting facility. Once the design is finalized construction will begin, enabling the phased introduction of organics collection expected over the winter to spring of 2022, with the facility fully operational by summer 2022.

A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre, enabling curbside organics collection for over 30,000 single-family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay. This household organic material will be transformed into finished compost for agriculture and landscaping.

A What We Heard report summarizing input received during the consultation process has been shared with the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board and with proponents to inform the facility design and operations.

Planning is now underway for the composting facility. Once the design is finalized construction will begin, enabling the phased introduction of organics collection expected over the winter to spring of 2022, with the facility fully operational by summer 2022.

  • What We Heard: Consultation Informs the Design and Operations of the Regional Composting Facility

    4 months ago

    Planning is underway for a new regional composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre and residents were invited to provide their input and learn more about the project throughout January and early February, 2020.

    Residents had the opportunity to complete a survey online and in person, and the community was also invited to provide feedback and meet the project team at two open houses that took place in Campbell River. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation. The information collected has helped Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) better understand what is important to residents and...

    Planning is underway for a new regional composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre and residents were invited to provide their input and learn more about the project throughout January and early February, 2020.

    Residents had the opportunity to complete a survey online and in person, and the community was also invited to provide feedback and meet the project team at two open houses that took place in Campbell River. We’d like to thank everyone who participated in our consultation. The information collected has helped Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) better understand what is important to residents and will be used in the planning of this facility.

    A What We Heard report summarizing community input collected during the consultation process has been shared with the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board and with proponents to inform the facility design and operations.

    Read the What We Heard report here.


  • New Program Helps Keep Organic Waste Out of Landfills

    5 months ago

    The province of British Columbia has announced the grant recipients of the new Organics Infrastructure Program, which includes the CSWM's regional organics composting facility. The project received $484,815 million in provincial funding on January 30, 2020. Total grant funding for the $14.7 million project is expected to be $6.4 million, with the remaining $8.3 million in project costs to be funding by reserves.


    The province of British Columbia has announced the grant recipients of the new Organics Infrastructure Program, which includes the CSWM's regional organics composting facility. The project received $484,815 million in provincial funding on January 30, 2020. Total grant funding for the $14.7 million project is expected to be $6.4 million, with the remaining $8.3 million in project costs to be funding by reserves.


  • Solid Waste Service Seeking Input from Residents about New Regional Composting Facility Planned for Campbell River

    6 months ago

    Planning is underway for a new regional composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre and residents are invited to provide their input and learn more about the project over the next month.



    Planning is underway for a new regional composting facility at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre and residents are invited to provide their input and learn more about the project over the next month.



  • Location of New Regional Organics Facility Announced

    6 months ago
    A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Construction will be complete in 2021, enabling a phased introduction of organics collection for over 30,000 single family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay.

    A new regional composting facility will be built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre. Construction will be complete in 2021, enabling a phased introduction of organics collection for over 30,000 single family dwellings in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay.