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Recycling and Depot Changes Start May 19

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The Comox Strathcona Waste Management service has issued a formal statement on upcoming changes to recycling collection as part of the kick off for Multi-Materials BC.

This statement is available here: CSWM News Recycling Depot Changes Start May 19

Recycling Collection

Unlimited recycling is collected bi-weekly on Wednesdays for all residences and businesses in Cumberland.Containers must be supplied by the resident. Pick up your container sticker from the Village Office at no charge.

Starting May 21, 2014 Cumberland’s residential curbside recycling collection program will be expanded.

You can include these materials in your recycling container:

  • Newsprint and mixed paper
  • Cardboard and boxboard
  • Metal food and beverage containers
  • Plastic household food, beverage and cleaner containers, except bleach containers

An informative YouTube video on local recycling depots and which Comox Valley depots will accept which items, is available here:

New recyclables accepted starting May 21st:

  • empty aerosol cans and caps
  • aluminum foil wrap, aluminum takeout and baking containers
  • spiral wound containers from products like frozen juice and cookie dough
  • hot and cold drink cups and lids
  • plastic garden plant pots and seedling trays
  • plastic clam shell containers, trails and tops, and tubs and lids

Please do not include these materials in your container:

  • Glass **
  • Styrofoam**
  • Plastic bags, wrap and film**
  • Waxed or soiled boxes
  • Books, including telephone books
  • Plastic containers for motor oil, and antifreeze, bottle caps and lids
  • Paint and paint products

** Can be taken to the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Centre

More information on the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service is available here:

For more information on 2014 Recycling Changes in the Comox Valley, please visit the CVRD website:

For information on recycling in the Village of Cumberlandland, please search “recycling”.

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