Leaf Pick-Up Starts November 9

The City's scheduled residential leaf pick-up program begins on Monday, November 9.

Residents can place their leaves in loose piles or in tied, clear, 100% compostable bags on the boulevard for pick-up. There is no limit to the number of leaf piles or bags of leaves that can be set out.

Victoria residents are asked to have their leaves on the boulevard for pick-up by the following neighbourhood dates:
- Fairfield/ Rockland/ Gonzales – Monday, November 9
- Fernwood/ Oaklands/ North and South Jubilee – Monday, November 23
- Downtown/ Victoria West/ James Bay – Monday, December 7
- Burnside-Gorge/ Harris Green/ Hillside-Quadra/North Park – Monday, December 14

Until December 18, 2015, Victoria residents can contact the City Parks office at 250.361.0600 to arrange for their bagged leavesto be picked up from the boulevard for free within five working days. Callers are asked to provide their name, address and phone number.

Clear, 100% compostable bags can be purchased at the Public Service Centre at Victoria City Hall and at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. A package of 10 bags is available for $12.50 plus tax.

Leaf piles and leaves in tied, clear 100% compostable bags should be placed on the boulevard and be visible and accessible from the street. To avoid flooding and slipping hazards, leaves and bags are not to be placed on sidewalks, in gutters or on the street.

Please respect temporary no parking signs which will be placed along streets one day before leaf-pick up begins. This will ensure staff can quickly and efficiently pick up leaves.

Victoria residents can also drop off their leaf and garden waste for free, year-round at the City of Victoria Public Works Yards at 417 Garbally Road on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Residents must show proof of residency in the form of a valid BC driver’s licence.

Residents can also keep their leaves to make mulch or to feed their backyard composters.

For the Residential Leaf Pick-up Schedule and Map click here.