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.

Ask your Questions here

  • Will you have compost pick up at the many condo's in Campbell River? We bring our compost to someones private home compost which is very inconvenient. Most people in condos just dump their compost into the garbage.

    condo composting asked 6 months ago

    We are taking a phased approach with the organics program and will start with single-family dwellings within the municipalities of Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The facility will be sized to process additional organics as the community and our program expands over time, however the details of future phases of the program have not yet been determined.

  • Wondering if our existing pickups will change (frequency and allowable volume)? Will we require specific city provided bins for each type of material?

    Jsmith asked 6 months ago

    Collection and frequency will be decided at the municipal level and each organization will determine the service level required for their community. Once the contract for the construction of this project is awarded later this year, staff from each municipality will be bringing information related to frequency and bin requirements to their respective councils.

  • What kind of employment opportunities will this project present and what kind of certification or training should one have to apply?

    lls asked 6 months ago

    The contract for the construction of this project will be rewarded later this year and more details on potential employment opportunities will be available at that time.