The Capital Regional District is responsible for curbside collection of recyclable materials in Esquimalt.

Contact GFL Environmental to request a new or replacement CRD blue box or blue bag at 236-470-0186.

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.

Recycling Depots

Esquimalt Return It in Esquimalt accepts the following materials for recycling: beverage and milk containers, computers and electronics, small appliances, household and automotive batteries, cellphones and light bulbs. Refunds are provided on beverage containers with paid deposits and all recycling services are free of charge. The Esquimalt Return It is located at 935 Ellery Street by Esquimalt High School. For more information, visit Esquimalt Return It’s website or call 250-381-1482.

The Pacific Mobile Depot provides residents with an opportunity to recycle household items that are not allowed in curbside blue boxes: soft and hard plastics; styrofoam, milk and drink cartons; and electronics. Drop-off fees will apply. The depot takes place at various locations in the CRD. For details, visit Pacific Mobile Depot's website or call 250-893-3851.