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Solid Waste Services

This page was last reviewed on July 20, 2017.

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

Collection Schedules

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Missed Collection?

Check the collection schedule to confirm what was to be collected then call SunCoast Waste at 250-337-1734.

Need Assistance with Solid Waste?

Disabled residents, including residents with limited mobility, can now apply for assistance with their solid waste. This may include assistance moving containers to the curb for pickup.

To receive assistance, residents must:

  • Submit an application to the Village of Cumberland
  • Not live in the same residence as an able-bodied person aged 12 or over
  • Provide proof of disability.

The Solid Waste and Recycling Application for Accommodation is available here. For more information, contact Deputy Corporate Officer Adriana Proton.

Store Your Solid Waste Securely

Please put out your solid waste out by 8 a.m. on collection day. To help reduce human-bear conflicts, please keep your garbage and recycling secure until the morning of collection day.

Solid Waste Collection Rates

The solid waste collection rates are set in accordance with the Solid Waste Bylaw No. 1003, 2014.

  • Residential: $23.40 per quarter
  • Commercial, Industrial, Institutional: $46.25 per quarter
  • Additional garbage tags: $2 per bag

Utility bills are issued to quarterly to property owners. There is a 10% penalty for payments not received before 30 days from the billing date.

Comox Valley Waste Management Centre

More solid waste services are offered at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre located at 2400 Bevan Road in Cumberland.

Recycle More!

The Comox Valley Waste Management Centre at 2400 Bevan Road in Cumberland accepts

  • Glass
  • styrofoam
  • plastic bags and overwrap
  • plastic foam containers, trays for food and cushion packing
  • paper and cardboard

View a complete list of accepted recyclables at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre.

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 am to 4:30 pm and one Saturday each month.

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.

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