There are a number of options available for diverting compostable waste from the landfill. 

Backyard 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.

Kitchen scraps pickup:

Township crews pick up garbage and kitchen scraps at the same time using specialized trucks capable of collecting both waste streams. See schedules. 

The Capital Regional District estimates that 30% of the waste sent to the landfill is organic material.  More

Yard & garden waste drop-off:

The Capital Regional District has banned yard and garden waste from the garbage. Esquimalt and View Royal residents can drop off household compost, and yard and garden waste at 605 Canteen Road. More