Waste Management

Comox Valley Waste Management Center

(Formerly Pigeon Lake Landfill)

Open 7 days a week, 8:30am – 5:30pm

2400 Pigeon Lake Rd (Off of Bevan Rd)
Cumberland BC
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(Head into Cumberland, and turn Right on Bevan Rd (immediately after the ‘Gas ‘n Go’). Turn left onto Pigeon Lake Road right before Bevan turns to gravel).

For specific Questions on Waste Management in the Comox Valley, you can contact:

Stephanie Kennedy
Branch Assistant for Solid Waste

Landfill Fees (as of Nov 01, 2011)

  • Household Garbage: $80 / metric tonne (Min charge $4)

Recyclable Items are Free and include:

  • Batteries (household & automotive) Metals
  • Grass & leaves
  • Multi material recycle centre:
  • Newspapers, magazines & stationery
  • Cardboard & boxboard (flattened)
  • Metal cans (food containers only)
  • Plastics #1–#7
  • No Styrofoam

Comox Valley Recycling

What can you recycle?

  • Newspapers / Magazines
  • Cardboard / Boxboard
  • Plastic
  • Metal Cans

Where can you recycle it?
In the Comox Valley Recycling Bins are located at the following locations:

BFI Canada 4624 Cumberland Road, Cumberland
Home Depot 388 Lerwick Road, Courtenay
Comox Valley Waste Mgt. Centre 2400 Pidgeon Lake Road, Cumberland
Courtenay Country Market 5352 N. Island Hwy, Courtenay
Oyster River Old Fire Hall 2185 Regent Road, Black Creek
Merville General Store 6635 North Island Highway, Merville


More Information on Recycling and waste management in the Comox Valley can be found at the Comox Strathcona Waste Management website.

29 Comments » for Waste Management
  1. Pat says:

    Could you please tell me how it is determined that some condos get and use the blue boxes and others don’t.
    Thank you for your attention.

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Pat,

      Try contacting the regional district (250-334-6000). They should be able to answer your question.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I have some plastic tool cases that are too large for the openings in the recycling bins. How do I get rid of them? I know some people leave large things on the ground beside but never thought I should do that.
    #2 plastic.

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      You may have to take them to the recycling bins at the landfill in Cumberland.

  3. Donna says:

    Can we put glass in the blue boxes for curbside pickup?

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Currently Glass is not permitted in the blue boxes. You’ll have to drop off glass recycling at one of the bin locations.

  4. Howie Kerr says:

    I have some chunks of cement that were used in the ground for fence posts – where and how do I get rid of them and is there a cost?

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Howie,

      You can take them to the dump. I believe they are considered “Rubble” and “rubble” used to be free to drop off. If it isn’t any more, the cost I believe is $65 per metric tonne, minimum $4 charge. You can contact the regional district to confirm however. 250.334.6000

  5. Jack says:

    Where has the metal recycle bin gone
    I have aluminum soffet pieces

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Jack, you should be able to take these directly to the dump. Last time I heard, metal was still free to drop off. (some exceptions probably apply)

      • Stephanie says:

        All metal can be recycled at the landfill. Central Builders in Cumberland as well as Habitat for Humanity off 13th street in Courtenay have metal bins that collect and raise money for local charities. If you have any solid waste issues, questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at 250-334-6016. Thank you, Stephanie – Branch Assistant, Community Services Branch, CVRD.

  6. robert says:

    Does the land fill take couches?


  7. Maureen Smith says:

    what is considered as household garbage?I guess my question really is what should I not put in household garbage,
    Thank you :-)

  8. Leslie says:

    I have some bags of old insulation-not asbestos , just insulation that got wet then dried out where do i get rid of them

  9. Phyllis says:

    I have several large pieces of glass (from a glass table) to dispose of. They are too large for the recycling bins. Where can I take them?

  10. Keighty says:

    After travelling from Vancouver to spend time with my parents in Dove Creek for the holidays, I asked my mom where her recycling bin was. She said she didnt recycle anymore because her local recycling spot was shut down.

    I was pretty shocked that you still have to go out of your way to recycle these days. Recycling and garbage disposal should go hand in hand, even in the country. Come on, Comox Valley. Get with the program.

  11. Jill says:

    Is there any place that will receive styrofoam?

  12. Deb says:

    Wondering where we can take single pane windows

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Deb,

      If the windows are in good shape, they might take them at the Restore, otherwise you can take them to the dump on Pigeon Lake Road. They will take pretty much anything, and then just direct you as to what area to drop them off. You pay by weight, but a few windows would probably be within the $4 minimum charge. Best of luck.

  13. Meta McCleave says:

    The map you include has no Pigeon Lake Road on it, as far as I can see. I have glass to recycle.
    Also, where can you leave old tires that came with the house?

    • Comox Valley Guide says:

      Hi Meta, Sorry that Pigeon Lake Road is not labeled on the map – it is an embedded map from Google Maps and we have no control over the details. I have actually emailed Google about it, but do not expect to actually ever see it resolved. The lack of labeling is why we have some directions listed immediately beneath the map.

      As for tires, sucks that someone left tires at your new home – but you can take them to the dump, they have a tire area for dropoff. Cost is $80 per metric tonne, $4 minimum charge (4 tires are likely within this $4 range).

      My suggestion though, before going to the dump would be to contact your Realtor and have them notify the seller about removing the tires. Your agent should handle this for you – I have had the same situation in the past. If you are renting, your landlord should handle it… Should not be made your problem.

  14. Trish says:

    Where can i recycle soft plastic ie. plastic grocery bags?

  15. Trish says:

    I don’t understand? You recycle glass food containers but not glass bottles. Why?

  16. maria says:

    were do we recycle a fridge

  17. Juanita says:

    Are there any special steps to dispose of a used toilet?

  18. Jennifer says:

    Courtenay Country Market no longer has a glass bin. Are they all going away?

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