Sustainability & Environment



During Spring 2010, the Township of Esquimalt partnered with the Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre to provide Esquimalt residents with the opportunity to purchase subsidized composting bins and attend composting education workshops. This program has now ended but there are still a number of options for individuals and businesses who wish to divert their food scraps from the landfill. This page is a resource on composting goods and services available on Southern Vancouver Island. 

Yard & Garden Waste:
In 2006, the Capital Regional District banned yard and garden waste from the garbage. Esquimalt and View Royal residents can drop-off household compost, and yard and garden waste at Canteen Composting. More

Learn about home composting:
The Greater Victoria Compost Education Centre  is a non-profit organization who provide composting and organic gardening education to CRD residents. Education is provided through a demonstration site, staff, volunteers, outreach, and workshops for children and adults throughout the Capital Regional District. They also operate a retail outlet offering composting and organic gardening supplies to the public. For more information, visit their website .

Purchase a compost bin:

Compost Education Centre    Earth Machine Backyard Composter, Green Cone Backyard Digester, Worm Bins, and composting accessories 
Pacific Rim College    NatureMill Pro XE Composter (Indoor electric composter)

Composting pickup services for home or business: 
Community Composting 
reFUSE Resource Recovery 
Pedal to Petal 


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