Organics (food and yard waste)

The Town of Comox has partnered with the Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) who sustainably manages organics (food and yard waste) for residents who receive municipal collection services. CSWM has an Organic Matter Recycling Regulation Permit with the Province - please click here to learn more. They set the guidelines for cart liners and what is acceptable as organics cart content.

Sending organics to the landfill takes up valuable space and creates harmful greenhouse gases. By diverting organics and transforming it into nutrient rich compost, we can extend the life of the landfill as well as create compost for agriculture and landscaping. Learn more about a new Regional Organics Composting facility project operated by the Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service (CSWM).


Please do not put garbage, pet waste and litter into your Organics cart - the cart will not be collected. If an Organics truck load is contaminated, the entire load must be diverted to the landfill, which is the opposite of what we are trying to achieve. Please review the FAQs section below to see what is accepted and what is not accepted.

Please review the organic specific FAQs section below and explore the many tools and resources on our main solid waste webpage, especially the Calendar and Wizard tools and the GENERAL FAQs section.

FAQs (frequently asked questions)