Expect Delays and Potential Intermittent Closures at Hartland Landfill

Mar 21, 2020

Victoria, BC– The Hartland Public Drop-off Depot is experiencing significant customer volumes and may implement temporary intermittent closures throughout the day on Saturday, March 21, 2020. Traffic control is on site and customers should expect long wait times and delays when trying to access the depot. Residents are encouraged to store any excess waste and recycling materials at home or contact a commercial waste hauler (or transfer station) to deal with their excess waste volumes.

Hours of operation remain the same at this time. The use of commercial waste hauling infrastructure is critical to safely dealing with waste generated during this public health crisis. Please consider holding off on your visit until after the COVID-19 crisis subsides.

In order for staff to follow best practices for social distancing and reduce staff/customer interaction, the following measures have been put in place:

  • Only two vehicles at a time will have access to the depot
  • Only credit and debit payments will be accepted, no cash
  • No household hazardous waste (including paint, propane bottles and oils) will be accepted
  • No renovation waste will be accepted

Please note, the above is in reference to the public drop off depot. Services provided at the active face are not affected at this time.

Alternatively, there are other private garbage drop-off and recycling depots that are currently open in the region that residents may wish to use. Consult myrecyclopedia.ca for hours and locations. As conditions are rapidly evolving, residents are encouraged to call the facility operator directly to ensure that they remain open before heading to the facility.

For more info on the CRD’s response to COVID-19, visit: www.crd.bc.ca/covid


Proud to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Greenest Employers, the CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24-member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, foster community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region. Visit us online at www.crd.bc.ca.



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