The preliminary design for the new composting facility being built at the Campbell River Waste Management Centre in 2022 is now ready to share with the public.

This much-needed regional facility will enable curbside organics collection for over 30,000 single-family homes in Campbell River, Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay by fall next year. The household organic material will be repurposed into finished compost for agricultural and landscaping uses, diverting approximately 30 per cent of collected waste from our regional landfill.

“Removing organics from the waste stream is essential to manage our solid waste cost effectively, reduce greenhouse gasses and advance our regional waste diversion goals,” explained Cole Makinson, Capital Projects Manager for Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service. “We are excited to share our plans for the new regional composting facility with the community and explain how their input will be used to make our diversion goals a reality.

Informed by extensive community input collected in 2020, staff have worked closely with solid waste management engineers, Sperling Hansen, to design a composting facility and transfer station that ensures issues like odour, groundwater, pests and traffic are addressed.

The public can learn more about the facility designs, ask questions, provide comments and register to attend a webinar at www.connectcvrd.ca/regionalorganics.

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12 noon – 1 pm
  • Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5 pm – 6 pm

Comments will be summarized and submitted to the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy to support applications for a targeted amendment to CSWM’s Solid Waste Amendment Plan for the Regional Organics Compost Project including construction of the composting facility and supporting transfer station, as well as an operating permit for the composting facility under the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation.

Cole Makinson

Acting Manager of CSWM Capital Projects, Comox Valley Regional District