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 MMBC processing requirements, collection vehicles have been outfitted with three compartments. Remember to keep your recyclables separated into the three streams listed below. Find out what is accepted and how to prepare your recyclables.

  1. Paper, Cardboard and Paper Packaging
  2. Metal and Plastic Containers
  3. Glass Bottles and Jars

secure-bluebagSecure 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 CRD Blue Box or Blue Bag, please contact our collection contractor, Emterra Environmental, at 250.385.4399 or by email. For Blue Box or Blue Bag pick up, their office is located at 304 John Street in Victoria. Operating hours are Monday to Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Additional pick up locations include:

  • Colwood: 3300 Wishart Rd, Tel: 250.478.5999 (Colwood residents only)
  • Langford: 877 Goldstream, Tel: 250.478.7882 (bags only)
  • Sidney: 2440 Sidney Avenue, Tel: 250.656.1184 (Sidney residents only)
  • Sooke: 2205 Otter Point Rd, Tel: 250.642.1634 (all residents)
  • 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 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. Examples you can use include a plastic bin, a box or a small laundry basket.

Recycle BC

The CRD Blue Box Recycling Program is funded through Recycle BC by the producers of packaging and printed paper in the province.

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Glass Container Bin

Glass bottles and jars must be kept separate from your other recyclables. An old tub or pail can be used to contain you clean glass containers.

While not required, pink "Glass Bottles and Jars Only" labels are available by contacting Emterra at 250.385.4399 or by email. These are helpful in designating your glass collection bin.

Contacts

Missed collection, replacement boxes:
250.385.4399
Email

What to include, preparation information:
250.360.3030
Email