Garbage & Organics

 The City of Victoria collects garbage and organic waste from residential properties in Victoria.

 Organics - Green Bin

You can put food scraps and yard waste in your green bin. Separating your organics into your green bin diverts waste from the landfill and helps Victoria move toward our Zero Waste goals. Check out the below Green Bin guide (click on the graphic for a larger version).

*Large rolls of ASTM D6400 compostable liners are available for sale at the Public Service Centre at City Hall and at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. A roll of 90 bags is $10 plus tax.

Garbage - Grey Bin

You can put non-organic waste in your grey bin with the exception of recyclables, and hazardous waste. If you find you consistently have more garbage then what fits in your grey bin there are options:

Option 1 : Purchase Extra Garbage Tickets

If you have more garbage than will fit in your Grey Bin, please purchase extra garbage tickets ($4 each) at the Public Service Centre at Victoria City Hall, or the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre. Place your extra bags and their tickets beside your Grey Bin for pick up on your regular collection day. All garbage must be bagged and weigh less than 15 kilograms or 33 pounds. Please note we cannot accept extra bags of yard waste for curbside collection. Garbage tickets cannot be used for extra organic waste. 

Option 2: Change the Size of Your Grey Bin

If you consistently have more garbage than will fit in your Grey Bin, you can request a larger sized Grey Bin for an additional annual fee. Click here to access the fillable application form or call 250.361.0226.

Option 3:  Extra garbage drop off locations

The Hartland Landfill is open Monday through Saturday. When dropping off residential waste there is a $10  user fee and a charge of $107 per metric tonne. Two bags of residential garbage generally range between $12-14 depending on the weight of the contents. A mattress and a box spring ranges between $15-16.

Ellice Recycling is open seven days a week and accepts recycling and garbage drop offs. Residential waste drop off prices start at approximately $19 for up to 90 kg.

Reporting a Damaged Bin

If you would like to report a damaged bin, please open this fillable PDF [PDF - 455 KB], complete the form, and press the send button on the upper right hand corner.  Please note - to best use this form, open it and save it to your own computer, and reopen it using Adobe Reader before filling it out.