The CRD Blue Box Recycling Program provides curbside recycling to over 121,000 homes in the region.
To participate have your recyclables at the curb by 7:30am on your collection day and utilize a least one CRD blue box or blue bag to indicate to the recycling truck driver the materials are intended for this program.
Note - all items accepted for recycling are banned from residential garbage.
Three Stream Recycling
To comply with Recycle BC processing requirements, collection vehicles have been outfitted with three compartments. Remember to keep your recyclables separated into the three streams listed below.
- Paper, Boxboard and Cardboard
- Metal, Plastic and Paper Containers
- Glass Bottles and Jars
Secure Your Recycling On Windy Days
During windy conditions take steps to secure your recycling to prevent littering of neighbourhoods.
CRD Blue Boxes and Bags
If you require a new or replacement blue box or blue bag, please contact our collection contractor, Emterra Environmental, at 250.385.4399 or by email. For pick up, their office is located at 304 John Street in Victoria. Operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8am - 5pm.
The program provides residents with one CRD blue box and two blue bags per home.
Additional pick up locations are listed below. Please call first to ensure they have items in stock.
- Central Saanich: 1903 Mt. Newton X Road, Tel: 250.652.4444
- Colwood: 3300 Wishart Rd, Tel: 250.478.5999
(Colwood residents only)
- Langford: 877 Goldstream, Tel: 250.478.7882
- Sidney: 2440 Sidney Avenue, Tel: 250.656.1184
(Sidney residents only)
- Sooke: 2205 Otter Point Rd, Tel: 250.642.1634
- View Royal: 45 View Royal Avenue, Tel: 250.479.6800
(View Royal residents only, no damaged boxes please)
CRD Blue Boxes are 47 litres (12 gallons) and measure 48 x 40 x 31cm or 19 x 16 x 13" (L x W x H).
Use of Other Boxes or Bins
Other plastic boxes or bins may be used to contain additional recyclables. Look for receptacles that are no larger in size than a CRD blue box (see dimensions above), as the recycling truck driver lifts and empties over 2,000 boxes and bags every collection day. Receptacles placed out in addition to a CRD blue box or bag do not have to be blue or contain the recycling symbol.
Note: 53L recycling bins available through Home Hardware may be used to contain your extra recyclable items.