Yard & garden waste information and hours

Residents of Esquimalt and View Royal can drop off yard and garden waste at 605 Canteen Road

Schedule change: please be advised

The facility operator will be closing the Canteen Road yard and garden facility at 12 p.m. on Sunday August 29 for a staff event. The facility will reopen on Tuesday August 31 at 8 a.m.

Hours of operation are Tuesday to Sunday from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. In addition, Ellice will only be accepting two vehicles in the transfer station at a time to keep with physical distancing guidelines. 

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 and drop-off station.

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 601 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.