Saturday Garden Waste Drop-off

City of Victoria garbage collection customers can drop off their garden waste on Saturdays (except holidays) year-round at the Public Works Yard at 417 Garbally Road, from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

*Please note the Garden Waste Drop Off is closed until further notice*

The City's Garden Waste Drop Off is closed due to WorkSafe BC deeming it a non-essential service. During this time, there are no plans to provide yard waste pick up from households. As the situation continues to evolve different options will continually be assessed.  In the meantime the City is asking residents to consider composting yard and garden waste at home and/or temporarily store the material until normal operations resume. There are some limited pay options for yard waste drop off at:

  • Ellice Recycling  (no cash payments 524 David St 250 386-4342)
  • MacNutt Enterprises (1410 Alan Rd by Interurban Camosun 250 479 6560)
  • Hartland Landfill (250 360 3030 #1 Hartland Avenue)

This service is included with the City of Victoria's residential garbage collection program. Please bring your Kitchen Scraps and Garbage utility bill or a drivers licence showing residence at a property that has kitchen scraps and garbage service. There will be no additional charge for this drop off service. This service is not for commercial use. For more information, call 250.361.0400.

Garden Waste 

Accepted: leaves, branches, grass

Not accepted: rocks, sod, soil, stumps, or branches greater than 1.8 metres (6 feet) in length or 50 millimetres (2 inches) in diameter

Please note: Proper disposal of invasive plant and vine species is a critical step in stopping further spread of seeds or plant material that is able to reproduce vegetatively. To safely remove your invasive plants, you need to bring them to the regional disposal site. Before you do this, please plan carefully:

- Place all plant and vine parts in garbage bags
- Label these “INVASIVE PLANTS”
- Take your bags to Hartland Landfill at 1 Hartland Avenue

Invasive plant and vine material should not be disposed of through the green bin program or through plant material drop-off at Garbally Road yard. Improper disposal through these two options could result in further spread of invasive plant material to our natural environment.

Garden Waste Drop Off:

  • To reduce the wait time caused by seasonal higher drop off volume, if possible please consolidate your loads and come every other weekend
  • To facilitate lining up safely, please access Garbally Road from the Jutland Road intersection
  • There is a single truckload limit at the Garden Waste drop-off
  • Also, please arrive before 1:30 p.m to ensure that your yard waste can be collected before 2 p.m. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Public Works Yard webcam:

If the lineup on the Public Works Yard webcam below shows vehicles lined up to outside the gate, you can expect to wait up to 15 minutes to dump their yard waste. Generally, the maximum wait time to dump yard waste at peak hours is approximately 20 minutes. Please note If you check the webcam at 1:45 p.m. and the lineup of vehicles is to the gate already, it’s very unlikely you will get to dump your yard waste before the yard closes for the day. Please note, the webcam is only available between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Garbage Drop Off   

Garbage drop off is no longer available at the Public Works Yard.

Please click here to learn about other extra garbage disposal options.


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