Garbage & Recycling

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CVRD Recycling Centres have made the following changes: 

Reduced Hours of Operation:

  • Peerless Road Recycling Centre - Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Meade Creek Recycling Centre - Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm
  • Bings Creek Recycling Centre - Regular hours, 8 am - 5 pm everyday

To ensure safe physical distancing, the following restrictions are in place:

  • Only 10 customers permitted in CVRD Recycling Centres at a time.
  • We accept credit or debit payment only; cash is not accepted at this time.
  • CVRD Free Stores are closed to the public.

We are asking Cowichan residents to make some changes too: 

  • Please DO NOT visit CVRD Recycling Centres unless absolutely necessary.
  • Line ups at CVRD Recycling Centres could be potentially dangerous to your health and safety as well as the health and safety of CVRD staff.
  • Please consider storing yard waste at home until the provincial state of emergency has been lifted.

Please note these restrictions/requests are not forever. They are for the time being. Let’s all do our part and help flatten the curve.

Cowichan Recycles IconDownload the Cowichan Recycles mobile app to access your collection schedule, get reminders sent directly to your phone, and learn how to dispose of items using the new Cowichan Recyclopedia!

Curbside Recycling Contamination

Contamination in curbside recycling totes can result in entire loads of recyclables having to be landfilled, making recycling expensive for all of us. Watch the video below and learn what should not go into your curbside recycling tote.

Solid Waste Management Plan Amendment

The CVRD’s newly amended Solid Waste Management Plan received Board approval on October 24, 2018. The updated Plan contains thirteen strategies to help the region move closer to Zero Waste.

Learn more about the proposed updates and next steps.