UPDATE: Residential Branch Chipping Begins February 25

SERVICE UPDATE:  Please have branches to the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday, February 25

Due to the challenges brought on by the weather this past week, the first day of the residential branch pick-up program will be Monday, February 25. Please have branches to the curb prior to 7 a.m.

This deadline is for all areas of the City of Victoria. Trucks will make one pass down each street. Only tree branches are accepted. If your pile includes garden waste, weeds, or contaminants, it will not be chipped.

The City of Victoria provides a branch chipping service to help residents remove tree branches from their yard. 

What You Need to Know

Starting on Monday, February 25, City trucks will make one pass down each street in Victoria.

  • Each household is allowed one branch pile.

  • Tree branches between 2.5 cm/1" to 25 cm/10" in diameter, stacked loosely on the boulevard, will be picked up for branch chipping.

  • Branches should be loosely stacked with their cut ends together.

  • Branches should not be placed in bags or boxes or tied with string or wire.

Learn more.

NOTE: If your property does not have a boulevard, your branch pile can be placed on public or private property behind the sidewalk or in the driveway behind the sidewalk. Please do not place a branch pile on the sidewalk or roadway. A branch pile left in rear laneways will not be chipped.

Saturday Garden Waste Drop-off

Residents can drop off branches, leaves and garden waste year-round on Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the City of Victoria Public Works Yard. Learn more.