The average household in Campbell River produces 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of garbage each month. By finding ways to lower this number we can reduce our environmental impact and stretch the life of our over-burdened landfill.

Reducing consumption is the most effective measure anyone can take. We can also green Campbell River by diverting waste into the recycling stream, composting and finding ways to reuse items. In 2009, 38 per cent of waste was diverted through the multi-material drop-off recycling bins, curbside recycling and spring/fall yard waste collection programs available to all households. This is a great start, but with all of our efforts we can do even better!

"Taking the tons out of trash"


Read about the City of Campbell River's 2012 composting initiatives in partnership with Comox Strathcona Waste Management.   more...

Dedicated Local Recyclers

Contact information for local recycling depots.  more...

Illegal Dumping

We all want to enjoy welcoming, safe, clean and attractive green spaces. Campbell River is working to address illegal dumping.   more...


For more information about recycling resources.  more...

Yard Waste

Information about yard waste collection.  more...

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