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Yard and Garden Waste

sod, grass, branches, clippings, plants, garden, lawn, pruning, brush, roots, root balls

Yard and Garden Waste

Yard and garden waste is banned from disposal at Hartland Landfill.  Far from toxic, it's too valuable a product to let languish in the garbage. From composting to mulching, your yard and garden waste, leaves, branches, weeds, tree and lawn clippings are all useful materials, waiting for transformation into a valuable soil amendment.

Important note: please make sure you don’t compost invasive species—especially those with seeds. To learn more about which species to watch out for, visit crd.bc.ca/invasive.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

If you have a lawn, go golden in summer to reduce lawn clipping waste. Coastal lawns go into dormancy in dry weather but will come back green and lush come fall rains.

Trade your lawn for a xeriscaped paradise. Xeriscaping uses drought-resistant, low care plants such as succulents and native grasses to transform your lawn into a low care, low water use garden.

Plant native evergreens such as Douglas fir or shore pine in your yard. These trees are low care, provide habitat for wildlife and year round shade.

Avoid pesticide use and keep your yard healthier. You’ll have to deal with less disease and dieback, and thus less yard and garden waste.

Reuse

Lawns and gardens love lawn and garden waste. Leave your grass clippings and fallen leaves on the lawn for added mulch and fertilizer; compost your kitchen scraps with leaves, small sticks and detritus from the garden; come spring you’ll have black gold to nourish another growing season.

Recycle

By composting yard and garden waste, you recycle garden nutrients for next year's growth. Composting encourages beneficial insects and birds and can cut down on pesticide and inorganic fertilizer use. Compost your yard and garden waste at home or bring it to Hartland depot for chipping and recycling; a fee will apply. Hartland accepts grass clippings, leaves, tree branches, stumps and brush. Dispose of unused pesticides at the Hartland depot Household Hazardous Waste Facility. Clean leftover plastic plant pots and trays can also be placed in your blue box for recycling.

Some of the businesses listed below will collect yard and garden waste; some are drop off locations.

Contact facilities directly regarding 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

  • Canteen Composting

    605 Canteen Road
    Victoria
    250.883.8683

  • 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

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Ellice Recycle (commercial dump capable loads only)

    2525 Bridge Street
    Victoria
    250-386-8740

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • North Saanich Public Works Yard (North Saanich Residents Only)

    Municipal Pit, Littlewood Road
    North Saanich
    250-656-0781

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Pender Island Waste Management Ltd

    PO Box 26
    Pender Island
    250.629.6690

  • Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd.

    2078 Henry Ave West
    Sidney
    250.656.6719

  • Saanich Public Works Yard (Saanich Residents Only)

    1040 McKenzie Avenue
    Victoria
    250-475-5599

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • Sooke Soil & Landscape

    2830 Ramsden Road
    Sooke
    250.642.0600

  • Victoria Landscape Gravel Mart Ltd.

    2516 Pleasant Street
    Victoria
    250.381.2419

  • Victoria Public Works Yard (Victoria residents only)

    417 Garbally Road
    Victoria
    250.361.0400

  • Waste Management

    6808 Kirkpatrick Crescent
    Saanichton
    250.544.2330

  • The Environmental Story

    Using yard and garden waste helps to benefit our environment and contribute to sustainability in our region. One of the best ways to go pesticide free is to use what’s already on your property – grass clippings, compost, sticks and leaves.