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CRD announces expanded Saturday hours at Hartland Landfill

More hours, more convenience, reduced organic waste in garbage.

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Customer arrival webcam at Hartland Landfill [June 3, 2024 screenshot / CRD website]

Monday June 3, 2024 | VICTORIA, BC

by Mary P Brooke | Island Social Trends

New Saturday hours at Hartland Landfill will get rolling on June 15, 2024.

The new Saturday hours will be 7 am to 5 pm. That increases the number of hours by three. It’s a pilot for one year.

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Hartland Landfill services the Greater Victoria area.

Weekday hours remain Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.

The landfill will continue to be closed on Sundays and statutory holidays.

Easier and more accessible:

The Capital Regional District (CRD) expects the additional hours will offer more convenience to help make recycling and waste disposal easier and more accessible while reducing wait times for site access.

Presuming that households and others may have more time on Saturdays to make their way to the Hartland Landfill at #1 Hartland Avenue in West Saanich, the goal of the pilot project is to increase the amount of recyclable material collected.

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Hartland Landfill is located in the peninsula area of Greater Victoria. [Google map]

Reducing recyclables in garbage:

CRD also aims to decrease the amount of recyclable material in the garbage. Their goal is to help the region to reduce waste by one third.

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Increased customer use:

Hartland Landfill has seen an increase in customers using the pay-by-weight bin area and the recycling/household hazardous waste area.

This can lead to long line-ups on Hartland Avenue, particularly at peak times (Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and any morning following a holiday).

New material bans on clean and treated wood waste and asphalt shingles, coming into effect at Hartland Landfill in 2024, may further increase the demand at the public drop-off depot.

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How busy is the landfill? See the webcam:

Located at Hartland Landfill’s front gate, the webcam points down Hartland Avenue letting you know the current traffic and weather conditions.

  • If you don’t see a lineup, the wait time is under 15 min.
  • If you see a lineup starting to form on the right side of the image, the wait time is approximately 15 min.
  • If you see a lineup all the way down the Hartland Avenue, the wait time is over 30 min.

Hours, rates and accepted items:

For more information on Hartland Landfill hours, rates and accepted items, visit www.crd.bc.ca/hartland .

Online survey:

An survey about the extended hours at Hartland Landfill is available at will be available online.

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