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Solid Waste Collection Services

This page was last reviewed on November 29, 2022.

solid wastemeans any combination of garbage, organics and recyclable materials (Solid Waste Bylaw No. 1003, 2014).

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The Village of Cumberland provides residential curbside organics, recycling and garbage curbside collection.

Learn more about what goes in your container:

Resident provide their own containers for garbage, recycling and organics collection. Containers can be up to 77 litres in size and must weigh less than 22kg (50lb) when filled.

Missed a collection?

Please check the collection schedule to confirm what was to be collected.

Call Emterra at 250-336-8066 to report a missed collection.

Do you need assistance with your solid waste?

People with disabilities and people with limited mobility can apply for assistance with their solid waste.

To receive assistance, residents must:

  • Submit an application to the Village of Cumberland – applications are also available at the Village office.
  • Not live in the same residence as an able-bodied person aged 12 or over
  • Provide proof of disability or limited mobility.

Complete and submit a Solid Waste and Recycling Application for Accommodation to the Village.

Be Bear Aware

Please put out your solid waste out by 8 a.m. on collection day. To help reduce human-bear conflicts, store all solid waste containers is a secure location until the morning of collection day.

Rates and Charges for Solid Waste Collection

Utility bills are issued to quarterly to property owners. Avoid a 10% penalty by paying your utility bill by the due date. Find out more about rates and charges.

Comox Valley Waste Management Centre

More solid waste services are offered at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre located at 3699 Bevan Road in Cumberland and at the Courtenay Return-It Depot.

Recycle More at the Depot!

View a complete list of accepted recyclables at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre at 3699 Bevan Road, including

  • foam packaging
  • plastic bags and overwrap (pop can wraps, plastic shopping bags, toilet paper wrap)
  • Other flexible plastic packaging (crinkly wrappers, cereal bags, chip bags, stand up pouches, woven and net plastic bags, non-food protective packaging)
  • glass

Household Hazardous Waste

Household hazardous waste is accepted from local residents at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre every Thursday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Household hazardous waste is any waste from your home that you consider to be dangerous and includes leftover household products that are

  • marked flammable,
  • marked corrosive,
  • marked poison, or
  • are a compressed gas such as aerosols, butane, and lighters.

Paint, flammables, pesticides and gasoline may be returned to the Courtenay Return-It Depot at 493 Puntledge Road, (250) 338-6013. There is no charge to drop off leftovers that are accepted by the program. Find more information on Product Care items.

The program does not include industrial waste from commercial business.

Illegal Dumping

Call 1-800-331-6007 or the Village office at 250-336-2291 to report an illegal dump site. Find out more about the regional Illegal Dumping Program.

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