Any person wanting to operate a municipal solid waste and/or recycling facility within the Cowichan region must first obtain a Waste Stream Management Licence from the CVRD, as per Bylaw No. 2570, Waste Stream Management Licencing Bylaw. The bylaw helps to ensure that waste and recycling facilities do not negatively impact communities nor the environment. The CVRD is one of only three jurisdictions in BC that offers waste stream management licencing.
New applicants are advised to allow up to six months for the application process to be completed (certain applications and operations may take longer). All facilities must also comply with all applicable federal, provincial and municipal regulatory requirements. For example, a person wishing to operate a commercial composting facility must have land zoned to permit this use and must also comply with the provincial Organic Matter Recycling Regulation requirements.
- Bylaw 2570 Waste Stream Management Licencing Bylaw
- Application Guide - New Licence Applications and Major Amendments
- Application Guide - Minor Amendments
- Form A - New Licence Application
- Form A - Minor Amendment
- Form A - Major Amendment
- Form B - List of Materials & Quantities
- Operating Plan Template @(Model.BulletStyle == CivicPlus.Entities.Modules.Layout.Enums.BulletStyle.Decimal ? "ol" : "ul")>
Report Odour ConcernsUse these forms to report odours from the GFL Environmental compost facility in Chemainus, Central Landscape Supply in Cobble Hill, Fisher Road Recycling in Cobble Hill, or CVRD waste water treatment plants in Cobble Hill.
Please note that it is very important that concerns are reported as soon as odour is detected so an investigation can be completed right away.
Report Noise ConcernsUse this form to report noise concerns outside of regular operating hours from Central Landscape Supply or Fisher Road Recycling composting facilities in Cobble Hill.
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