Garbage & Recycling


The Capital Regional District is responsible for curbside collection of recyclable materials in Esquimalt.

Blue Boxes and Blue Bags may be purchased at the Esquimalt Municipal Hall, the Esquimalt Recreation Centre or the Archie Browning Sports Centre. The cost is $4.00 per box and $ .50 per bag.

Acceptable materials

To find out which materials can be placed in Blue Boxes or Blue Bags for recycling:

To find out where to recycle materials, which are not accepted for curbside pick-up:


Curbside recyclables are collected bi-weekly.

To find your next collection day:
Phone the CRD Recycling Hotline at 250-360-3030 or visit the CRD website.

Recycling Depots

Island Return It in Esquimalt accepts the following materials for recycling: beverage and milk containers, computers and electronics, small appliances, household and automotive batteries, cellphones and light bulbs. Refunds are provided on beverage containers with paid deposits and all recycling services are free of charge. The Island Return It Recycling Centre is located at 935 Ellery Street by Esquimalt High School. For more information, visit Island Return It’s website or Call 250-381-1482.

The Pacific Mobile Depot provides residents with an opportunity to recycle household items that are not allowed in curbside blue boxes: soft and hard plastics; styrofoam, milk and drink cartons; and electronics. Drop-off fees for residents will apply. The Depot takes place every second Saturday of the month (except June and September) from 9 am to 12 noon in the back parking lot of the Archie Browning Sports Centre. For more information on accepted materials and depot fees, visit Pacific Mobile Depot's website or Call 250-893-3851.

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