Garbage & Recycling

*Please Note: As of January 2, 2024, the provider of the blue box recycling collection has changed to GFL Environmental. This service is provided through the Capital Regional District (CRD). Glass collection will not be available until February, 2024 due to equipment delays. Read more regarding these changes from the CRD.*

Bi-weekly garbage, curbside organics and recycling collection is automatically provided for all residential property owners (excludes single family homes on private streets). This service is included on resident's utility bills and is noted on the utilities bill. The recycling programs in Oak Bay and throughout Greater Victoria are coordinated  by the Capital Regional District. 

Hazardous Materials should be disposed of appropriately, do not let dangerous materials go down the drain! There is a regional source control program in place.

Additional hazardous material and recycling is also provided through several 3rd-party organizations. 

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Contact Information:

Schedule and Service Information
(Including missed curbside garbage pickup)

Oak Bay Public Works
Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Recycling Pickup Information
(Including missed curbside recycle pickup)

GFL Environmental
Phone: 236-470-0186

Recycling General Information
CRD Hotline 250-360-3030 

Transfer Station Information
Oak Bay Public Works
Hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding statutory holidays.  This additional service is free of charge.
  • On busy days, vehicles may be turned away prior to closing. Depending on the number of vehicles, this may be as early as 1 ½ hours prior to closing.
  • If a statutory holiday falls on a Saturday (e.g., if November 11 is a Saturday,) the depot will be closed that day, and will also be closed the following Monday.

Organics Pickup Information 
(Including missed curbside organics pickup) 

GFL Environmental
Phone: 250-474-5145

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