Garbage & Recycling


Drop-off for Compost

Esquimalt and View Royal residents can drop-off yard and garden waste at Esquimalt's Yard & Garden Waste Transfer Station, operated by Ellice Recycle.

This service is free to Esquimalt and View Royal residents, who are dropping off compost materials collected from the property they reside on.  Please have proof of residency with you when you use this service. If you are a resident, and someone is assisting you by hauling your compost, you must accompany their vehicle to the compost facility.

Non-resident property owners hauling material from a residential or commercial property, even if the property is in Esquimalt or View Royal will be charged a fee.  

Residents of the municipality that operate a commercial hauling or lawn and garden business will also be charged a drop-off fee.

Accepted Compost Materials:
  • Leaves  
  • Branches up to 3” in diameter
  • Grass Clippings
  • Soft Garden Materials       
Not accepted:
  • Rock
  • Concrete
  • Soils

Esquimalt's Yard & Garden Waste Transfer Station (operated by Ellice Recycle)
605 Canteen Road
Esquimalt, BC

Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding statutory holidays)

Christmas Hours 2015: The Transfer Station will close at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday December 24 and will also be closed December 25th, 26th and January 1st, 2016.

 Phone: 250-220-2918 

Find out more about CRD Organic Waste Recycling Options.

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