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Food and yard waste will be collected in Campbell River starting this month

Some Campbell Riverites will have their food waste collected starting mid-month.

The collection service is a part of the Comox Strathcona Waste Management food and yard waste program, and will see “yard waste” labelled as “organics” going forward to include food waste.

Kitchen bins have been delivered to homes getting municipal curbside collection, along with an information brochure that talks about the do’s and don’ts.

The city says they are hoping to reduce the amount of waste winding up in the landfill over the years and lower greenhouse gasses.

“The new curbside organics program will provide a year-round food and yard waste collection service to Campbell River residents and support reduced waste at the local landfill,” said Campbell River director of operations Drew Hadfield.

“Food waste continues to make up almost 30 per cent of total landfill waste, so we’re excited to do our part in lowering our impact while providing added value to community members.”

The city adds the kitchen bins are for transferring waste into larger, lidded bins for collection on garbage day.

More information about the program can be found on the City of Campbell River’s website. 

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