Recycling & Composting

Recycling

Curbside recycling service is provided to Victoria residents by the Capital Regional District (CRD). For more information, visit the CRD Blue Box Program.  To view your CRD Blue Box recyling schedule click here.

To find out where to go to recycle items that are not accepted by the curbside blue box program, visit the CRD's Online Recycling Directory or contact the CRD Hotline at 250.360.3030 or email hotline@crd.bc.ca.

Stewardship Associations of BC has also published a BC Recycling Handbook [PDF - 2.1 MB]

For any other recycling information, contact the Recycling Council of BC Hotline at 1.800.667.4321.

Note to residents regarding the recycling of film plastic and foam packaging:

The majority of recyclable materials in BC are regulated under provincial legislation (BC Recycling Regulation) through Recycle BC ,which makes producers responsible for the end-of-life management of their products and packaging. There have recently been changes to operations at local Bottle Depots and their ability to accept non-deposit recyclable material through the Recycle BC program. A list of alternative depots in the region can be found here Plastic Film and Foam Packaging Recycling Locations. Additionally, the CRD does not charge residents for dropping off recyclable materials including plastic film and foam packaging at the Hartland depot and more than 80 items are accepted (including all blue box materials).  For Hartland’s hours and a list of items accepted in the public drop off area, click here. 

Composting

Much of your household  and yard waste can be composted. Below are some services that can help you reduce your impact on the environment.