Extra Garbage Options

Have extra garbage?

Please note, garbage is no longer accepted for drop off at the Public Works Yard. 

Yard and Garden Waste will continue to be accepted at the Public Works Yard on Saturdays from 7a.m to 2 p.m.  Customers will be limited to one pickup truck visit, or two car visits per weekend.  This service is included with the City of Victoria's residential Kitchen Scraps and Garbage 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.

Option 1 : Purchase Extra Garbage Tickets

If you occasionally 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.

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 should range between $12-14 depending on their weight.  A mattress and a box spring ranges between $15-16.

Ellice Recycle is open 7 days a week and accepts recycling and garbage drop offs.
Residential waste drop off prices start at approximately $19 for up to 90 kg.

What is garbage and what can now be recycled?

What really is garbage?
The good news is that the list of what actually is garbage is shrinking each year.  If you have items such as these, please first try to find them a second home, but if you do need to dispose of them, they do currently belong in the landfill:
Larger garbage items:
-furniture: couches, particle board desks, headboards
-plastic dishwashers
-Mattresses and box springs (paid for as residential garbage at the Hartland Landfill, but diverted for recycling)
-Items with mixed materials: running shoes, pots and pans with plastic and metal, etc

This is a list of regular household garbage:
Make-up remover pads, cotton swabs and balls, dental floss, rubber bands, dryer sheets, lint, cigarettes and butts, vacuum contents and bags, lined pet food bags and other lined bags, foil bags, butter wrappers, bagged pet feces or litter, hair, bread clips or ties, diapers, baby wipes, tissues with human waste, sanitary hygiene products, noxious weeds.


What can be recycled?
Many items that used to end up in the landfill can now be recycled.  For a comprehensive, up to date list of what can be recycled and where visit:  www.myrecyclopedia.ca 

This is a list of items that can be recycled at the Hartland Recycling Facility:

Items Accepted for Recycling - no charge
Small appliances- toasters, microwaves,  hairdryers, vacuums, etc
Batteries-  household, rechargeable and automotive
Electronics- TVs, computers, cell phones
Fire extinguishers, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, thermostats
Lighting equipment- fluorescent tubes and light bulbs
Propane tanks
Car tires- unrimmed

Items Accepted for Recycling - $6 recycling fee per trip for residential waste
Cooling appliances - $20 additional fee for each appliance that contains or contained refrigerants
Large appliances- (with over 80% metal content) – Note: plastic dishwashers are not accepted for recycling at this time
Books- hard and soft cover
Clothing- clean, dry and bagged or boxed
Ferrous metals- wrought iron, casting, steel
Non-ferrous metals- lead, copper brass, aluminum
Clean plastic bags and film - Pilot Program
Large rigid plastic items - patio furniture, toys - Pilot Program
Car tires- rimmed
Bike tires and tubes
Mattresses and box springs (paid for as residential garbage, but diverted for recycling)

Recycling Depots

The Hartland Recycling Facility is one of many local depots that take recyclable items not picked up through the residential garbage service or the curbside blue box recycling program.  Ellice Recycle is one of the other options in the City of Victoria.

ElliceRecyclePriceList.pdf [PDF - 168 KB]



If you'd like to have a reminder sheet with these options for extra garbage, click here: [PDF - 205 KB]