Yard & Garden Waste

Two locations are available for residents of Esquimalt and View Royal to drop off yard and garden waste:
1.    Canteen Composting, 605 Canteen, Esquimalt
2.    Elliice Recycle Ltd, 524 David Street, Victoria

This service is free to Esquimalt and View Royal residents. 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.

Locations, Hours of Operation and Contact Info

Canteen Composting is located at 605 Canteen Road. Beginning February 1, 2018, Canteen will be open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
Telephone: 250-883-8683
Ellice Recycle Ltd. is located at 524 David Street off Bridge Street in Victoria. Ellice is open 7 days per week excluding statutory holidays. Check website for hours of operation. Telephone 250-386-4342.

Accepted Compost Materials:

  • Leaves  
  • Branches up to 3” in diameter
  • Grass Clippings
  • Soft Garden Materials       

Not accepted:

  • Rock
  • Concrete
  • Soils

Find out more about CRD Organic Waste Recycling Options.