Recycling, Compost & Garbage

Recycling, Compost & Garbage


Central Saanich residents have the Capital Regional District's Blue Box Program as well as access to a number of recycling depots that accept items the Blue Box Program cannot.

Curbside pick up 

Recycling depots

  • Pacific Mobile Depot - On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), soft plastics, styrofoam products, small electronics and more, may be recycled at a mobile depot held in the parking lot of Stelly’s High School, 1627 Stelly’s Cross Road from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For more detailed information regarding acceptable materials and related costs, please visit PMD's website.

  • Hartland Recycling - The public drop-off area at Hartland receives garbage, recyclables, product stewardship items and household hazardous waste. Over 80 items from 25 product categories are accepted for recycling.

  • Return It Sidney Recycling Centre & Bottle Depot - Open everyday but Sunday, you can drop off a lengthy list of recyclables at #5-10025 Galaran Road in Sidney, BC. From the smallest items, such as batteries and cell phones, to the largest, such as outdoor power equipment, you will be pleased to learn what you can recycle here.

More recycling resources

  • If you're not sure where to drop off your items, you can find out what materials are accepted at recycling depots in your area here

  • Stewardship Associations of BC has also published a BC Recycling Handbook.

  • For any other recycling information, contact the Recycling Council of BC Hotline at 1-800-667-4321.


The CRD is committed to diverting kitchen scraps from Hartland landfill. As such, kitchen scraps are restricted from your garbage.  Kitchen scraps" includes materials such as meat, bones, fish, cooked leftover food, dairy products, grain products such as bread and pizza, napkins and paper towels, which should not be composted in a regular backyard compost bin.

  • The Compost Education Centre hotline provides answers to your composting, gardening and food management questions
    Call 250-386-9676 Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.


The Municipality does not offer garbage collection services; please contact one of the local private garbage collection companies to arrange pick up. Some people choose to drop their trash off at the Hartland landfill at #1 Hartland Ave.

Yard Waste

Yard waste can be dropped off locally at Hartland Landfill or DL Bins on Keating Cross Road for a fee.

Waste Collection Providers [PDF/188KB]

Recyclings, Composting & Garbage FAQs