If you have any questions about your garbage, recycling and yard waste service, the collection schedule, or to report a missed pickup, please call Emterra at 250-286-0211.

The following document outlines what is allowed and not allowed with your weekly pick-up as well as alternatives for disposal and recycling.

Frequently Asked Questions

Garbage FAQs

  • What day is my garbage collected?

  • What time should my garbage be at the curbside?

  • What about statutory holidays?

  • How much garbage will be collected?

  • Why did the City of Campbell River change to an 80 litre garbage collection limit?

  • What if I have more than 80 litres of garbage?

  • What can I do to reduce my garbage?

  • Why is my home not included in the garbage collection program?

  • What about Glass?

  • How do I report illegal dumping?


The basic weekly service is one 80 litre can (maximum 20kg/44lbs). 
Additional cans will be collected if a Garbage tag is attached. 
Single use tags can be purchased for $2.50 at City Hall.


The Campbell River Waste Management Centre is administered by the Comox Valley Regional District.

The Landfill is open from 8:30am to 5:30pm, 7 days a week and is located on Argonaut Road, just off the Gold River Highway (Hwy 28).  



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