Garbage Collection Transitioning Starts Monday February 17

February 14, 2014

The Township of Esquimalt will be transitioning into its new garbage collection system starting on Monday February 17th, 2014. The new two-bin system with curbside pick-up will reduce waste going to the Hartland Landfill, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve collection efficiency.

  • During the period February 17 – 28, 2014, final unsorted garbage pickups will be collected throughout the Township, and new bins for both garbage and kitchen scraps will be dropped off. 
  • During the period March 3 – 14, 2014, waste sorted into garbage (grey lid) and kitchen scraps (green lid) will be collected. Bins are required to be at the curbside commencing March 3rd, 2014.

New semi-automatic trucks, which allow for the efficient pick-up of both garbage and kitchen scraps, will be used to collect the sorted waste.

For those residents who need assistance with their bins, the Township has developed a Residential Solid Waste Assistance Program. Read more about the program and download an application form here. Any residents unsure of where to place their bins for pick-up can contact the Public Works Department at 250-414-7108 to arrange for a site visit.




Using the CRD’s current estimate of organic waste in the Hartland Landfill, the Township will be diverting approximately 510 tonnes of waste material per year from the landfill. Kitchen scraps will be banned from the Hartland Landfill by January 1, 2015.




For more information, please visit www.esquimalt.ca/2bins .






For more information on the Township’s Solid Waste Management Program, please contact:


Jeff Miller, Director of Engineering and Public Works

Tel: 250-414-7108