Garden Waste & Leaf Collection

The Municipality provides an annual curbside garden refuse pickup service. This is an opportunity to dispose of garden refuse, such as tree prunings, which are not easily transported to the Public Works Yard.

All garden refuse,  to a maximum volume of 3 cubic metres per property in total, must be placed on the boulevard by 8:00 am on the annual collection  day designated on the Curbside Garbage/Recycle Schedule.  Material must not exceed 5’ in length and 3” in diameter.  Material may be placed in a loose pile,  but not in plastic bags.  Stumps, wood, rocks or soil will not be collected.  Material may be placed on the boulevard a maximum 10 days prior to scheduled pickup.

Leaf collection service

The leaf pickup program is changing in 2017!  Though the leaf pickup period will still begin in late October and will continue until mid December, the District has published a schedule that describes two specific periods for each neighbourhood when leaf pickup will occur.  The 2017 Leaf Pickup Map & Schedule for the program shows colour-coded areas and the schedule that crews will follow to do leaf pickup in the District.

Updated October 18, 2017: Note that an additional leaf pickup week has been added in December for the light green zone.  This zone's first pickup week was scheduled for the week of October 23rd, but District staff have observed that leaves have not yet fallen significantly. 

  • Pickup will occur in each colour-coded area twice.
  • Please have your leaves on the boulevard prior to your pick up date. Leaves will not be picked up after the designated dates.
  • The leaf collection program is for leaves only.  No branches, grass or other garden waste will be collected.
  • Please place leaves on the boulevard - leaves placed on the roadway block street storm drains and can cause stormwater issues or damage.  Residents who place leaves on the roadway are subject to fines.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Oak Bay Public Works at 250-598-4501.  Happy leaf season!!!