Curbside Blue Box Program
Under agreement with Recycle BC, the CRD provides curbside recycling collection to over 123,000 single family homes in the region.
To participate have your recyclables at the curb by 7:30am on your collection day and utilize a least one CRD blue box or blue bag to indicate to the recycling truck driver the materials are intended for this program.
If your recycling has not been collected by 6pm on your collection day, leave your materials at the curb and call Emterra Environmental at 250.385.4399 by 11am the following day.
Three Stream Recycling
To comply with Recycle BC processing requirements, collection vehicles have been outfitted with three compartments. Remember to keep your recyclables separated into the three streams listed below.
- Paper, Boxboard and Cardboard
- Metal, Plastic and Paper Containers
- Glass Bottles and Jars
Note - all items accepted for recycling are banned from residential garbage.
Secure Your Recycling On Windy Days
During windy conditions take steps to secure your recycling to prevent littering of neighbourhoods.
CRD Blue Boxes and Bags
The program provides residents with one CRD blue box and two blue bags per home.
If you require a new or replacement blue box or blue bag, please contact our collection contractor, Emterra Environmental, at 250.385.4399 or by email.
Boxes and bags are available for pick up from the locations listed below. Call first to ensure availability.
- All residents (Emterra Environmental)
304 John Street, 250.385.4399
- Central Saanich residents
1903 Mt. Newton X Rd, 250.652.4444
- Colwood residents
3300 Wishart Road, 250.478.5999
- Langford residents (bags only)
877 Goldstream Avenue, 250.478.7882
- Metchosin residents
4450 Happy Valley Road, 250.474.3167
- North Saanich residents
1620 Mills Road, 250.656.0781
- Sidney residents
2440 Sidney Avenue, 250.656.1184
- Sooke and area residents
2205 Otter Point Road, 250.642.1634
- View Royal residents
45 View Royal Avenue, 250.479.6800
- Westshore residents (Alpine Disposal)
1045 Dunford Avenue, 250.474.5145
CRD blue boxes are 47 litres (12 gallons) and measure 48 x 40 x 31cm or 19 x 16 x 13" (L x W x H).
Use of Other Boxes or Bins
Other plastic boxes or bins may be used to contain additional recyclables. Look for receptacles that are similar in size than a CRD blue box (see dimensions above), as the recycling truck driver lifts and empties over 2,000 boxes and bags every collection day. Receptacles placed out in addition to a CRD blue box or bag do not have to be blue or contain the recycling symbol. Cardboard boxes are not a suitable receptacle for the container stream and glass.
Note: The recycling bins measuring 15.5" high available through Home Hardware are an acceptable size and may be used to contain your extra recycling.