Garden Waste & Leaf Collection

Spring Garden Waste 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.

Fall Leaf Collection Service

The leaf pickup program has been updated for 2021.  Though the leaf pickup period will still begin in mid October and will continue until mid December, the District has published a schedule that describes specific periods for each neighbourhood when leaf pickup will occur.  The 2021 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.

  • Pickup will occur throughout the District during the October 12 to December 2 period.  Following that period, specific areas will be picked up according to the schcedule outlined in the map
  • Please have your leaves on the boulevard prior to the last Monday within your area's final Pick Up date.
  • 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!!!