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Kitchen Scraps (residential food waste)

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Kitchen Scraps (residential food waste)

In January 2015, a landfill ban on kitchen scraps (food waste and soiled paper products) was implemented. Residential kitchen scraps collection is conducted by a combination of municipal programs and private subscription services, depending on where you live.

To find out what is happening in your municipality click here. For a general accepted/not accepted list click here.

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How do I go green?

Learn ways to you can reduce the amount of avoidable food waste you produce with tips on food expiry dates, food storage and preservation and nutritional uses for past-prime fruits and vegetables at Love Food Hate Waste Canada.

Eat those leftovers! Leftovers don't have to be boring – last night's boiled potatoes are this morning's hash browns; make a new sauce for those leftover noodles; or pudding out of that rice.

Composting is natures way of recycling organic material. By composting food waste, you keep those materials out of the landfill, feed the soil, entice beneficial insects and cut down on pesticide and inorganic fertilizer use. There are many at-home composting options. For general backyard composting, visit the Compost Education Centre or consider a Green Cone Food Waste Digester for the cooked food, meat and dairy that you would not put in a regular backyard compost bin.

Contact facilities directly regarding services offered (collection vs. receiving), restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • CCR Capital City Recycling Ltd.

    (pick up service only)
    Saanichton
    250.652.5008

  • Community Composting

    PO Box 49018
    Victoria
    250.884.7645

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • Gulf Island Recycling Service

    (pick up service only)
    Salt Spring Island
    250.538.7206

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

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

    295 Park Drive
    Salt Spring Island
    250.653.9279

  • Pan-insula Disposal

    7481 West Saanich
    Victoria
    250.544.1466

  • Pedal To Petal


    Victoria

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • Waste Connections of Canada


    Victoria
    250.652.4414

  • Waste Management

    6808 Kirkpatrick Crescent
    Saanichton
    250.544.2330

  • Did You Know?

    There are programs in Victoria for redistributing food from those that have to those that need. More info available at the Food Share Network.