Yard & Garden Waste

Residents of Esquimalt and View Royal can drop off yard and garden waste at Esquimalt/View Royal Yard and Garden Waste Transfer Station , 605 Canteen, Esquimalt. 

Change of hours and process due to COVID-19

Please be advised that the Canteen Road Yard & Garden drop-off facility will re-open starting April 7. 

At this time the hours of operation will be Tuesday to Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm. In addition, Ellice will only be accepting two (2) vehicles in the yard at a time to keep with social distancing.

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

Esquimalt/View Royal Yard and Garden Transfer Station is located at 605 Canteen Road.
Telephone: 250-883-8683
Yard and garden waste will no longer be accepted at Ellice Recycle Ltd. located at 524 David Street free of charge. Regular depot rates will apply at this location. 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.