Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) is in the midst of developing a new 10 year plan.

The second and current step in that development is community outreach.

Community Educator for CSWM Lindsay Eason was on the ground on July 23 at the Cortes Waste Management Center to speak with locals about the new framework.

Eason noted that the last 10 year plan included a major upgrade to the Cumberland landfill. The community educator explained how the current system works.

“All waste is mandated to now come to the Cumberland Landfill where we have our properly-engineered, wonderful landfill that is happening there. So this is a transfer station here on Cortes,” Eason said.

Eason explains what the primary focus is of the new 10 year plan: zero waste.

“There’s a big focus right now on circular economy and zero waste. Having facilities in place that could manage a lot of reuse, repurpose, repair,” Eason added.

Community members may reach out to the CSWM team by completing a survey by Sept. 25. The new 10-year plan will be refined based on the community’s input and the final draft will be ready next year.

To hear more about the new waste management plan, listen to the CKTZ News Update below: