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General · 4th August 2016
Jesse Lee
“We are making it easier for people to recycle,” said Jesse Lee, Comox Strathcona Waste Management's manager of operations. “Residents will not have to sort their recyclables into separate collection bins. Rather, residents simply have to place recyclables into any one of the bins. Emterra, our contractor, will take care of the sorting at its recycling facility.”

In place since July 20, the new approach to recycling includes changing the bins and installing new signs. On an intermittent basis, a CSWM waste reduction educator will be at various locations guiding and answering any questions about the changes.

These recycling depots are provided by the CSWM service for the purpose of collecting recycling from homeowners that do not have access to a municipal recycling curbside program. The space is generously provided by the business or organization to host them in their parking lot. The CSWM service has a contract with Emterra for the collection, depot maintenance and processing of recyclables. For more information on recycling depot service, visit

The Comox Strathcona waste management (CSWM) service is a function of the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) and is responsible for two regional waste management centres that serve the Comox Valley and Campbell River, as well as a range of transfer stations and smaller waste-handling and recycling facilities for the electoral areas of the CVRD and the Strathcona Regional District. The CSWM service manages over 100,000 tonnes of waste and recycled material and oversees a number of diversion and education programs.

Questions? Please contact Jesse Lee
Manager of CSWM operations
Comment by Gloria on 5th August 2016
Where can we recycle our glass?