If you have any questions about your garbage, recycling and organics service, the collection schedule, or to report a missed pickup, please call Emterra at 250-286-0211. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage FAQs

  • What day is my garbage collected?

  • What time should my garbage be at the curbside?

  • What about statutory holidays?

  • What happens if curbside collection is cancelled for my area for one week?

  • How much garbage will be collected?

  • Why is there an 80 litre per week garbage collection limit?

  • What if I have more than 80 litres of garbage?

  • What can I do to reduce my garbage?

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

  • What about Glass?

  • How do I report illegal dumping?


The basic weekly service is one 80 litre can (maximum 20kg/44lbs). 
Additional cans will be collected if a Garbage tag is attached. 
Single use tags can be purchased for $4 at City Hall, the Sportsplex or the Community Centre.


The Campbell River Waste Management Centre is administered by the Comox Valley Regional District.

The Landfill is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 7 days a week except statutory holidays and is located on Argonaut Road, just off the Gold River Highway (Hwy 28).  



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