Garbage & Recycling

The Esquimalt Public Works Department manages garbage collection in the Township of Esquimalt.


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Starting in 2014, the Township began participating in the Regional Kitchen Scraps Strategy. Please visit our kitchen scraps page for more information on the program. 

Extra garbage drop off locations

The Hartland Landfill is open Monday through Saturday. When dropping off residential waste there is a $10 user fee and a charge of $110 per metric tonne. Two bags of residential garbage generally range between $15-17 depending on the weight of the contents. A mattress and a box spring ranges between $18-20.

Ellice Recycling is open seven days a week and accepts recycling and garbage drop offs. Residential waste drop off prices start at approximately $20 for up to 90 kg.

CRD Curbside Blue Box Program

Find out more about the CRD'S Blue Box Program, including up-to-date schedules and acceptable materials, go to At the site you can also download a smartphone app to sign up for text, email and phone reminders.

You can also phone the CRD Recycling Hotline at 250-360-3030 for more information.

The Capital Regional District manages residential pick-up of blue box recycling in Esquimalt. Contact Emterra Environmental to request a new or replacement CRD blue box or blue bag at 250-385-4399.

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