Recycling and Garbage
The Recycling Centre is located beside the Public Works Yard at the intersection of North Maquinna and McKelvie. Access is 8:00am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday, and the site has bins for recycling plastics, aluminium, tin cans, paper, newspapers, cardboard and plastic milk containers, as well as a bin for household garbage. The Tahsis recycling program is operated on behalf of Multi-Material BC, which is the non-profit industry funded organization responsible for recycling.
The Village provides weekly curb-side garbage pickup(Wednesdays) and operates a landfill on behalf of the Comox Strathcona Solid Waste program which is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
The Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) facilitates the exchange of ideas and knowledge that enable efficient solutions to eliminate waste. Founded in 1974, RCBC is Canada’s longest serving recycling council, but it is about more than just recycling. RCBC works to prevent and reduce the use of resources before they ever need to be recycled. However, when B.C. residents have end-of-life materials, RCBC’s primary role is to provide them with information about the options available in their communities, through the Recycling Hotline, B.C. Recyclepedia and Phone App.
An area at the Recycling Depot has been designated for a Free Store. Anyone disposing of items, that could be utilized by someone else, is encouraged to use the free store.
“Better that someone else may find the item useful than the item being buried at the landfill site.”
The Tahsis Landfill Site is open Wednesdays from 8:00am – 3:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:00am – 3:30pm