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Victoria stops Saturday garbage drop-off

The City of Victoria is putting an end to resident garbage disposal at its public works yard on Saturdays.

Effective July 6, only yard and garden waste will be accepted to improve wait times for residents at 417 Garbally Rd.

"Ninety per cent of the residents that come to the yard on Saturdays are dropping off yard and garden waste, and only 10 per cent drop off garbage," said Katie Josephson, City of Victoria communications director.

Staff need to operate a separate garbage transfer station and accept payments at the yard, and that slows down operations, Josephson said.

The City will continue to sell tickets for excess garbage at $4 each, and residents also have the option of upgrading to a 180-litre bin at a cost of $204 per year (the standard 120-litre bin costs $183 annually).

Yard and garden waste will continue to be accepted at the public works yard for free on Saturdays from 7a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit victoria.ca/greenbin for more information on garbage pick-up.

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