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Yard and Garden Material

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

Yard and Garden Material

Yard and garden material is an important natural resource that can easily be composted. Banned from the garbage since 2006, source separated yard and garden material can be dropped of at a number of locations in the region including Hartland.

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How do I go green?

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.

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.

Some of the businesses listed below will collect yard and garden waste; some are drop off locations. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Important note: please make sure you don’t compost invasive species—especially those with seeds. Invasive species are not banned from the garbage but do require containment and tagging. To learn more about which species to watch out for, visit crd.bc.ca/invasive.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Canteen Composting

    605 Canteen Road
    Victoria
    250.883.8683

  • CCR Capital City Recycling Ltd.



    250.652.5008

  • Community Composting



    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)

    10180 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


    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.



    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



    250.544.2330

  • The Environmental Story

    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.