Hartland Landfill and Recycling Facility Family Activity and Tour

Mar 24, 2023, 10am-11:45am

Saanich, Hartland Learning Centre

Event Information

Does your family want to learn where your garbage goes?

Join us for a presentation and activity at the Hartland Learning Centre followed by a tour of the region's landfill. This family program uses a landfill watershed model to demonstrate where rainwater flows and how landfill engineering and personal habits help to protect people, pets, and the environment.

On the tour you will learn how the CRD safely and responsibly manages the region's garbage. We will discuss the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle), ways we can generate less waste and how our behaviours affect Hartland Landfill and the region.

Tour highlights:

  • Active Face - see where all your garbage goes and what we do with it at the active face.
  • Landfill Gas - Learn about landfill gas and how we're reducing greenhouse gas emissions and turning "garbage into electricity."
  • Environmental Protection - See how we manage rainfall runoff to ensure we protect our environment.
  • Site Rehabilitation - Visit the closed section of the landfill where native trees and shrubs have been planted to help return the area into a natural eco-system. 

School or community groups interested in booking a tour please contact us.

Location: Meet at the Hartland Learning Centre – 1 Hartland Avenue

Please arrive 10 minutes early to get orientated.

Parking is available in the lot located to the right just before you enter the facility (Mt. Work mountain bike parking lot). Walk through the gate located behind the washrooms and make your way up the stairs to the Hartland Learning Centre.

The CRD continues to follow the advice of the Public Health Officer and other agencies. If you are not feeling well, stay home.

Contact Information


Registration Closed

Registration cannot be completed. The deadline for registration has passed.

Map Location

Saanich, Hartland Learning Centre
1 Hartland Ave.
Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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