Garbage Guidelines - Residential
Saanich Solid Waste
Residential Recycling Schedule
Capital Regional District
Municipal bins and bus stops
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garbage, garden waste, recyling, reusables, and hazardous waste
Every working day your garbage collectors pick up 7-10 tonnes of garbage per crew. You can help make that pickup safer and more efficient if you follow some general guidelines.
Frequency -- Pickup once every 2 weeks.
Please stay within limits. Household limit is 2 regulation cans per collection. Each garbage container should not exceed 130 litres or weigh more than 25 kg when full, and contents should flow out easily when dumped.
Bag loose material. To help prevent worker injury and litter blowing around, please bag loose material. Extra care should be taken with sawdust, kitty litter, and vacuum cleaner dust.
Wrap sharp objects. Please ensure all sharp objects are wrapped safely and that collectors are well aware of them. Broken glass and hypodermic needles must be in a puncture proof container.
Keep collection area clean. Please keep your collection area clean and accessible, and clear snow and ice if required. During snow and ice, if possible please assist collectors by placing cans at curb.
Keep the collection area accessible. Cans must be accessible between 7:00am and 8:00pm and be located at ground level with no gates or stairs required to access them. Cans must also be within 150m of a highway, and/or within 15m of an all weather driveway.
Hazardous waste, including garden waste, excreta, liquids, tires, drywall, metals, animal bodies or parts and hypodermic needles (unless in a puncture proof container) will NOT be accepted.
CRD recyclables will NOT be accepted (i.e., glass, tin, newsprint, cardboard, etc.).
Special Pick Up Service
Extra garbage pickup (non-recyclable items) will be collected on a call in basis. The cost is $50 per cubic metre (minimum $50) and is for residential use only. To arrange for a special pickup call 250-475-5595.
Extra Cans and Stickers
There is a maximum of 2 extra cans per collection with residential stickers attached. Residential stickers are currently $3 per can. Stickers can be purchased at the Saanich Municipal Hall, Saanich Public Works Yard or any of the Saanich Recreation Centres.
As of July 1, 2012, paint will no longer be accepted at the Public Works Yard. Paint recycling depots are located at the Hartland Recycling Facility (#1 Hartland Rd, Victoria), Ellice Recycle (516 David St, Victoria), Baywest Hardware (220 Bay St, Victoria), Rona Home & Garden (850 Langford Pwy, Langford) and Alpine Disposal and Recycling (1045 Dunford Ave, Langford). Check the BC Product Stewardship Program for additional information for recycling paint and other household hazardous waste (www.productcare.org).
For disposal of extra garbage, please go to Hartland Landfill at #1 Hartland Avenue, (turn left off West Saanich Road) or Ellice Recycle at 524 David Street.
BC’s Return-It Electronics Program
To support BC’s Return-It Electronics Program, Saanich will be restricting the following items from the residential collection stream and the Saturday garbage drop-off: desktop computers, computer monitors, notebook computers, televisions, desktop printers and fax machines. For further drop-off location information, please visit www.crd.bc.ca or www.electronicsrecyclingbc.ca.
Solid Waste Services Litter Control Program operates year round. This program is responsible for the cleaning and the maintenance of 98 bus shelters, as well this program empties the municipality’s 310 litter bins.
A large part of the program’s responsibility is to clean up illegally dumped garbage. This takes the form of roadside clean up of litter, or the pick up of large amounts that are periodically dumped.
If you see a bus shelter that is damaged or in need of cleaning, a litter bin, or an area that needs litter cleaned up, please call us at 250-475-5595.
Saanich does not supply commercial bin collection. However, commercial stickers may be purchased and Saanich will collect up to 4, 130 litre containers.
Stickers cost $3 per container, and can be purchased at the Saanich Municipal Hall, Saanich Public Works Yard or any of the Saanich Recreation Centres.