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Kitchen Scraps (commercial food waste)

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Kitchen Scraps (commercial food waste)

The CRD is committed to the diversion of kitchen scraps from Hartland landfill to maximize the landfill life and facilitate the responsible recovery of resources from this material stream. We're working towards both short and long-term processing solutions.
Everyday we produce a pile of fruit and vegetable peelings, cores, egg shells and tea bags that should not end up in the trash. Composting of our food waste makes ecological sense.

In 2012 the CRD Board approved the regional kitchen scraps strategy, which implements the diversion of kitchen scraps from garbage in a phased approach, with a full ban on kitchen scraps disposal as garbage at Hartland landfill as of January of 2015. 

Go to Kitchen Scraps Recycling for Businesses for more information.

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How do I go green?


Make local, in season, organic food choices and purchase items with minimal packaging - or grow your own.  Many peels that we discard such as potato, orange, lemon and apple peels are edible, full of vitamins, and add extra flavour to dishes. Better meal planning results in fewer wasted ingredients and will save money and time.


Donate food items that you are not going to use to local food banks.


Recycle is just like composting - diverting materials that shouldn't be landfilled because they are a valuable resource. If your business or multi-residential building does not have a kitchen scraps collection program in place contact your current waste service provider or one of the facilities listed below.
For information on de-packaging packaged food waste, go to Kitchen Scraps - Packaged Food Waste


  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.

  • CCR Capital City Recycling Ltd.

    (pick up service only)

  • Emterra Environmental (commercial only)

    304 John Street

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue

  • Laurie's Recycling & Integrated Resource Mgmt. Inc / Laurie's Garbage & Recycling

    295 Park Drive
    Salt Spring Island

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island

  • reCyclists

    No drop off depot

  • reFUSE

    304 John St

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.

  • Waste Connections of Canada


  • Waste Management

    6808 Kirkpatrick Crescent

  • The Environmental Story

    Non-organic foods may be treated with pesticides that can harm soils and contaminate waterways, not to mention the long term effects this can have on your health. In the Capital Region we are lucky to be so close to rich agricultural areas such as the Saanich Peninsula and the Cowichan Valley. Many of these farmers practice organic farming and the best of this produce is available to us in local stores, farmer's markets and on the table in local restaurants. Using local options supports community farmers, keeps agricultural areas active, and cuts down on the use of fossil fuels in the storage and transport of food across long distances.