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Solid Waste Services

Waste & collection services for Cortes Island & Sayward Valley.

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. For service interruption alerts please follow this link: Waste Management Service Alerts
  • 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 can be found on SRD’s events page > HERE.
  • Got extra garbage? Garbage stickers are for sale during business hours at SRD Corporate Office (990 Cedar St, Campbell River) and the Village of Sayward Municipal Office.

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. Sept 26, 2023 – Important Info for Quadra Island Residents
    Effective October 31st 2023 Waste Management (WM) will discontinue the True-Value garbage sticker program. Instead, they are introducing a new, streamlined curbside collection program.  Still have stickers past October 31?  No problem, call WM to set up your collection service and you can use the sticker for an extra bag at any time!While change can be challenging, this service aims to deliver a more efficient and hassle-free experience.  The WM team is here to assist you at every step, ensuring any questions or concerns are addressed.To sign up for your new WM automated collection service, visit and click on the ‘Get Residential Waste Service’ link.  Choose the option that best suits your needs today!

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.

CSWM NEWS  (Jan 9, 2024) – 2024 Comox Valley Waste Management Centre Quarterly Late Opening

We are informing you of a necessary adjustment in the opening hours of the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (CVWMC) starting 2024.

In order to meet the training requirements mandated by WorkSafeBC and other internal training standards, the existing operational hours of 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, seven days a week pose a challenge. The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) Board recognizes the importance of staff safety and emergency preparedness and has approved taking proactive measures to address this issue.

To that end, the opening hours at the CVWMC will be adjusted four times in 2024, from 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm on the following days:
• Wednesday, January 31, 2024
• Wednesday, May 15, 2024
• Wednesday, July 17, 2024
• Wednesday, October 16, 2024

The schedule has been strategically planned to minimize impact on partner municipalities and commercial customers, aligning with lower periods of facility traffic.

We understand the importance of the CVWMC in our community and the services it provides. The CSWM Board is committed to ensuring a smooth transition during these adjusted hours and appreciates your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this adjustment, please reach out to the CSWM team at


Help shape the direction of Comox Strathcona Waste Management‘s (CSWM) NEW Solid Waste Management Plan.
The plan will outline how garbage, recycling, and yard and food waste programs are managed over the next decade.


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  |