Solid Waste & Recycling


Downtown Victoria starts new trial for multi-use streetside waste bin

Currently, only single-purpose waste bins are in place on city streets

2015Jul14_PHOTO_Recycling and Compost Bins

Anew bin located in Centennial Square, near the entrance to Chinatown.


Recycling and composting options are now available in downtown Victoria, B.C., as the city begins to test its new bins until October in several high-traffic areas.

The waste bins feature separate areas for recyclables, food waste and garbage.

Currently, only single-purpose waste bins are in place on city streets.

Sixteen bins are being introduced in high-traffic areas throughout the downtown on a trial basis. Throughout the season, the volume, type of materials collected and the effectiveness of the instructions in avoiding cross-contamination of materials, will be measured.

Recommendations will then be made on whether to expand the program in 2016.

The bins are being placed in the following in strategic, high-traffic areas:

  • Nine along Government Street between Fort Street and Wharf Street
  • Four at the intersection of Blanshard Street and Fort Street
  • Two near the entrance to Chinatown; and
  • One along the Dallas Waterfront Road Trail near Cook Street

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