Frequently Asked Questions

Multi-family Recycling – All Buildings Required by Dec 31, 2016

All multi-family buildings in Campbell River will be required to have recycling in place by December 31, 2016 and there are incentives in place for buildings starting new recycling programs.

For more information on the program requirements click here.

Recycling FAQs

  • Are multi-family buildings required to have recycling?

  • When is my recycling collected?

  • What materials are accepted in the blue recycling bins?

  • What about statutory holidays?

  • What time does my blue box have to be out?

  • Will paper blow away on a windy day?

  • Won’t papers and cardboard get soggy when it rains?

  • I have too much material to fit into one box!

  • What materials are accepted at the multi-bins sites?

  • What can I recycle at Multi-Material BC (MMBC) approved depots?

  • What about Glass?

  • Why is my home not included in the recycling collection program?

  • Where can I find out more information about recycling options?

  • Who do I contact for services inquires or to report a missed pickup?



3.3.0 Garbage, Recycling & Yard Waste

Expanding the Curbside Recycling Program

As of May 19, 2014 Campbell River residents are now able to put more items in the blue box at the curbside. The current blue box curbside collection program will be expanding, as businesses responsible for printed paper and packaging are assuming new responsibilities for recycling.

New items such as milk cartons, aerosol cans, spiral wound containers for frozen juice, cookies and other items, hot and cold drink cups and plastic plant pots will all be able to be recycled.

Multi-Material BC (MMBC), the organization established by industry to improve recycling, will provide an incentive to Campbell River to continue providing the existing blue box curbside collection program through current contractor Emterra Environmental. Recycling collection schedules will remain the same, with collection on a weekly basis. 

Did you know that the average household in Campbell River discards 340kg of garbage each year, but as much as 90% of it can be diverted from the landfill?

List of items accepted in the newly expanded recycling program:

MULTI-BINS AND DEPOTS

A wide range of materials are accepted at multi-bins and depots. 
Visit the  Comox Strathcona Waste Management website to find a complete list and a location near you.

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