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Solid Waste

Waste & collection services for Cortes Island & Sayward Valley.

SRD Waste Services

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).

Area A – Sayward Valley

  • Within the Sayward Valley, once a week roadside waste pick-up is available.
  • Sayward Solid Waste Clean-Up Days – 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 the scheduled days.   Upcoming Clean-Up Days is happening October 16 & 17, 2021 from 9am to 4pm.  More information > .

Area B – Cortes Island

  • Within Cortes Island, weekly roadside pick up for both waste and recycling is available.

Area C – Quadra Island

  • Solid Waste collection is not a service provided by the SRD.  Residents must arrange pickup with private contractors (talk to your neighbours).  The SRD cannot recommend any particular contractor.

Area D – Oyster Bay/Buttle Lake

  • Curbside garbage, recycling and yard waste pick-up are not a service provided by the Strathcona Regional District.
    Rural area residents are responsible for setting up their own curbside pick-up through private providers, or taking their garbage and recyclables to a Comox Strathcona Waste Management facility.
  • For more information, visit the Comox Strathcona Waste Management website:

Construction Notice – Comox Valley Waste Management Centre in Cumberland

Construction to the Garbage Bin Wall has begun. To help reduce wait times at the facility, please only make the trip if it is essential. Your patience and cooperation is appreciated as CSWM work to improve this space. For more info visit

Questions or Concerns?

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  |