Drop Off Depot

Garbage, recyclables and garden waste drop off depot

Transfer Station Decals

Please present your current ICBC vehicle registration documents to the attendant.

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.

To use the Drop Off Depot, residents must display a Resident Sticker on their vehicle. These stickers are available at the Public Works Yard and are obtained from the friendly staff at the Drop-Off Depot. Simply supply your vehicle insurance papers showing an Oak Bay address to be issued your decal. Decals expire every 5 years, so you will need to visit the staff members to get a new decal upon expiry.  

All residents who use the drop off depot must access by vehicle. We do not allow foot traffic at the drop off depot.

NOTE - Decals to access the public works yard are obtained from the attendants at the drop-off Depot. To be eligible for a decal, your vehicle MUST be registered to an Oak Bay address. Please note that in order to comply with social distancing measures, we are limiting vehicle access to the upper portion of the drop off depot to 4 vehicles at one time.  We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time. See Engineering and Public Works for details.

What can be dropped off at the depot?

  1. Garbage securely fastened in plastic bags
  2. Yard trimmings, grass, leaves, (branches must be less than 3 feet in length and 3 inches in diameter)
  3. Leftover paint, and empty paint cans
  4. Plastic containers and rigid plastic packaging, clean plastic shopping bags
  5. Corrugated cardboard (must be flattened)
  6. Mixed paper, newspaper, boxboard
  7. Small metal items, except fridges and freezers
  8. Propane tanks
  9. Household batteries

No wood, building materials,  furniture, mattresses, car batteries or tires are permitted. No access to the Municipal Yard by foot allowed, all residents who access the Oak Bay Municipal Yard must do so by vehicle.