Garbage & Recycling

  1. Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up Donation Drop, Saturday, December 10

    The Habitat for Humanity Pop-Up Donation Drop is back from 9:00 am -1:00 pm at Bings Creek Recycling Centre on Saturday, December 10, just in time for your winter cleanup! Read on...
  1. Changes to CVRD Curbside Services in Electoral Areas: Collection Schedule Update

    As the CVRD moves toward a Saturday curbside collection service in December, some residents will experience a change to their regularly scheduled pickup day. For more information and to view the affected areas, see https://www.cvrd.ca/78/Garbage-Recycling Read on...

Changes to CVRD Curbside Collection Services in Electoral Areas

The CVRD’s curbside collection program has been experiencing significant disruptions over the past several months due to ongoing mechanical failures in our aging collection fleet. To mitigate further curbside interruptions, the CVRD is implementing changes to the curbside program over the next few weeks.

To allow collection vehicles suitable repair and maintenance time, the CVRD is organizing a Saturday collection day to reduce the size of existing collection routes. The new Saturday service will start in December 2022 and remain in place until new curbside collection trucks arrive in 2024.

For more information about the changes to curbside collection, see the News Release.

Curbside Collection Schedule Update

To ensure that the workload is spread evenly across the new six-day collection week, some residents will have their curbside pick-up day moved to another weekday, which may include Saturday. Letters have been mailed out to affected addresses, outlining the next two collection dates under the current schedule and the first collection day on the new schedule. 

We will be sending schedule reminders to all affected addresses using the Cowichan Recycles app. Would you like schedule notifications and reminders sent to your mobile phone, landline or email? Download the Cowichan Recycles app or visit https://www.cvrd.ca/3507/Collection-Schedules

To see the areas affected by the updated schedule, view the table and click on the associated maps below.

Curbside Collection RouteNext Collection Date on Current ScheduleFinal Collection Date on Current ScheduleFirst Collection Date on New Schedule
Renfrew Road Area
Light blue area ONLY
2022-11-21 Renfrew Road Route Map 2 Opens in new window2022-11-21 Renfrew Road Route Map Opens in new window
Tuesday, 
November 22
Tuesday, 
December 6
MONDAY,
December 12
Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road Area
Light blue area ONLY
2022-11-21 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road Route Map 1 Opens in new window2022-11-21 Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road Route Map 2 Opens in new window
Tuesday,
November 15
Tuesday, November 29MONDAY,
December 12
Sahtlam Area
Sahtlam Route Opens in new windowSahtlam Route Opens in new window
Thursday,
November 24
Thursday, 
December 8
SATURDAY, December 17
Glenora Area
2022-11-21 Glenora Route Map 1 Opens in new window2022-11-21 Glenora Route Map 2 Opens in new window
Thursday,
December 1
Thursday,
December 15
SATURDAY,
December 17
Yellow Point/North Oyster Area
2022-11-21 Yellow Point Route Map 1undefined Opens in new window2022-11-21 Yellow Point Route Map 32022-11-21 Yellow Point Route Map 4 Opens in new window
Wednesday,
November 23
Wednesday, December 7SATURDAY,
December 10
Cherry Point Area
Magenta area ONLY2022-11-21 Cherry Point Route Map Opens in new window
Wednesday, November 30Wednesday, 
December 14
WEDNESDAY,
December 21
Caycuse Area
2022-11-21 Caycuse Route Map Opens in new window
Thursday, 
November 24
Thursday,
December 8
THURSDAY,
December 15

Have questions? Please call the Recycling Hotline at 250 746 2540 or 1 800 665 3955, or email curbside@cvrd.bc.ca.