Garbage & Recycling

COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of staff and customers, the following restrictions are currently in place at all Recycling Centres until further notice: 

  • Free Stores are closed.
  • Cash is not accepted. Payment may be made with credit or debit.

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 CVRDs newly amended Solid Waste Management Plan received approval from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy in August 2020. The Ministry’s approval allows the CVRD to work on the 13 strategies recommended in the Plan to move our region closer to Zero Waste. Read the new Plan and Public Consultation Report.  

Learn more about the updates and next steps.