Garbage & Recycling

  1. Notice to garbage and recycling curbside collection residents

    Due to a recent very high rate of mechanical failure in our curbside collection trucks, we have had to delay or cancel curbside collection for several pickup routes this week. Read on...
  2. Changes to Yard & Garden Waste Collection at CVRD Recycling Centres

    On June 1, 2022, changes regarding the acceptance of yard & garden material at CVRD Recycling Centres came into effect. Read on...
  1. Changes in Disposal Fees at CVRD Recycling Centres

    The CVRD had planned for a 4% garbage disposal fee increase in early 2022. However, a 11% increase will be in effect as of June 1 to offset the higher than expected fuel costs and account for the rising costs of landfilling regional garbage. Read on...

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Recycling & Waste Management 2021 Annual Report

As the Cowichan Valley population increases, the region’s waste management services also evolve to meet the needs of our growing community. The Recycling and Waste Management 2021 Annual Report provides an overview of how we are managing the changing needs of our community as we work toward the ultimate goal of Zero Waste. 

The Report highlights the goals of recycling and waste management as directed by the 2018 regional Solid Waste Management Plan, and the various services, programs and public education projects that bring these goals to life. To read the report, click here.

Reducing Landfill Waste Through Three-Stream Curbside Collection

From May 9th - June 10th, 2022, the CVRD invited regional residents, business owners, community groups, and those with an interest in three-stream curbside-collection (organics, recycling, garbage), to participate in an inclusive engagement process to gather their thoughts on the future of curbside collection.

Read the Public Engagement Summary Findings Report and the two-page Public Engagement Summary Report to see what we learned from our community in Phase 1. 

Using this information, we will be developing a set of options for our community which will be presented for feedback in the fall of 2022.

Visit Plan Your Cowichan to learn more about the project and subscribe to stay up-to-date.