November 18 - 1st. Deadline
December 16 - 2nd. Deadline
Victoria residents have 3 options for leaf collection:
1. Scheduled Neighbourhood Collection
Place your leaves on the boulevard in loose piles, secured by chicken wire mesh rings, or in tied, clear, certified* compostable bags
There is no limit to the number of bags or piles you can set out
Crews will start leaf pick-up in your zone on your deadline day
It takes 3 – 4 weeks to complete a zone
City trucks will make one pass down a street following each deadline
2. Bagged Leaves "Call for Pick-up" Service: October 15 - December 31
Call 250.361.0600 or email for pick up from October 15 to December 31, 2018 for service within five business days
There is no additional charge for this service. Victoria residents must provide their first and last name, street address, phone number & the number of bags for pick up
Leaves must be bagged in clear, certified* compostable bags
Bags must contain leaves only, no other garden waste accepted
Look for compatible bags marked ASTM #D6400 or EN13432.
3. Drop off bagged leaves: Two locations
Public Works Yard, 417 Garbally Road; Saturdays from 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.
NEW 2018: drop off at Parks Yard, 100 Cook Street. Sundays From Oct 28 – Dec 23 between 12 p.m.– 3 p.m. Bagged leaves only, no garden waste accepted at this location.
Quick Tips to Prepare for Leaf Pick-Up
To prevent flooding, keep gutters, streets, sidewalks and storm drains clear of leaves
Please do not rake or blow leaves onto the sidewalk, or into the gutter or street
Do not place leaves in other plastic bags, boxes or containers
Set out leaves only please
Ensure leaf piles and bags are placed on the boulevard, and are visible and accessible from the street
Avoid placing leaf piles on or against trees, power poles, signs and fire hydrants
For properties without a boulevard, please place your leaf piles inside your property line, and ensure they are accessible from your driveway
Please follow the ‘No Parking’ signs placed out ahead of the crews
Help Prevent Flooding
Please keep gutters, streets, sidewalks and storm drain grates clear of leaves
Placing leaves in clear, 100% compostable bags prevents them from blowing into the street
Adopt a Storm Drain Grate: To prevent flooding, please help us keep storm drain grates clear. Sweep leaves and tree needles away from grates to allow rainwater to enter freely, and avoid water backups on streets and into properties. To report a blocked grate, please call our 24-hour line at 250.361.0400.
Where to Purchase Compostable Bags
Placing leaves in clear, certified compostable bags or chicken wire mesh rings helps prevent flooding by keeping gutters, streets, sidewalks and storm drain grates clear of leaves.
Where to buy bags:
The City sells large, clear, certified compostable bags at City Hall and Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre
A 10-pack costs $12.50 plus tax. Bags can also be purchased at local retailers
Look for compostable bags marked ASTM #D6400 or EN13432
Bags should be no larger than 107cm x 127cm
Protect your grass by bagging your leaves and placing them out approximately one week before scheduled collection, or use “Call for Pick-up” service