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Important Information

Please visit our 2018 Local General Elections section on this website for information, links, resources and more to help prepare you for the upcoming local government general elections, School District 72 Board elections, the Cortes Island Community Hall Service, and Cortes Island First Responder Service Referendums.

Waste Services

Waste & collection services for Cortes Island & Sayward Valley.

SRD Waste Services in Sayward Valley & Cortes Island

The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) provides solid waste services to residents living in the Sayward Valley (Electoral Area A) and on Cortes island (Electoral Area B).

Within the Sayward Valley, once a week roadside waste pick-up is available, and on Cortes Island, weekly roadside pick up for both waste and recycling is available.

Sayward Solid Waste Clean-Up

Clean-Up Days in Sayward is an event that happens three times a year. Household waste items that are too large for regular waste collection can be discarded on these scheduled days.

Items accepted for drop off include:

  • Both large and small household appliances
  • Furniture
  • Used tires
  • Used batteries, including auto and marine

Items not accepted include:

  • Drywall and hazardous household waste (HHW) marked as flammable, corrosive, poisonous or containing compressed gas such as aerosols, butane lighters and propane tanks. These items
    should be taken to the Campbell River Waste Management Centre at 67  Argonaut Road, Campbell River, BC. the centre is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.,  Sunday to Tuesday.
  • Items deemed as “product care”, such as paint, pesticides, flammable liquids and all electronics. These items should be taken to the nearest Return-It Depot.

Further Information

For questions and additional information on our waste services, schedules or what is eligible for roadside waste or recycling pick up, please contact 250-830-6719.