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City Of Campbell River Expanding Curbside Collection This Spring

Friday, January 27th, 2023 7:31am

By Jay Herrington

(PHOTO City of Campbell River - Local Government Facebook)

It's Campbell River's turn to get in on new kitchen bins as yard waste collection becomes “Organic” this spring.

The City is nearly ready to start accepting food waste,  expanding its curbside collection program through a partnership with the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service.

A weekly organics waste collection program will be starting this spring for households currently receiving municipal curbside collection.

Organics collection will cover both food and yard waste and will follow the current yard waste schedule.

In a release, the City says methane created by food and yard waste at the landfill creates greenhouse gases that have roughly 80 times more warming power than carbon dioxide (CO2). By using the Food and Yard Waste Program and properly disposing of unneeded waste, these emissions will be virtually eliminated by turning waste into compost.

“The City of Campbell River is excited to bring the Food and Yard Waste Program to residents in spring 2023,” says Drew Hadfield, Director of Operations.

“City staff are currently finalizing the details for the program roll-out and will let residents know as soon as the final pieces are in place. We thank you in advance for your support in using the Food and Yard Waste Program and helping to send waste to a better place!”

New kitchen bins with an informational brochure will be delivered directly to eligible households starting January 28th. The City says if you have not received a bin by February 17th, contact CSWM at 250-334-6016 or email cswm@comoxvalleyrd.ca.

More information will be provided through the Campbell River Recycles App and on the City website when Campbell River pickups are set to begin.

Many Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland residents have already had their bins delivered - same story for residents there; if you haven't received a bin by February 17th, contact CSWM.

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