We're focused on your health and safety during the pandemic

We require that you follow these protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of the Public Works team:

  1. Please attend only if you are healthy
  2. Respect personal distances of 2m
  3. Remain in your car while waiting to unload
  4. Have ID ready to display at the window as needed - staff will not be handling it
  5. Be prepared to unload your own materials: a staff member will be on-site, but for your safety and theirs, will be directed to maintain personal distance and not handle materials

The City of Colwood provides a unique and convenient Branch Drop Off Program free for Colwood residents. This program helps keep the yards in our city looking tidy and healthy while diverting materials from the landfill. It also replaces backyard burning, which improves our air quality, protects our natural environment and creates a healthier community. (See also: Spring Clean Up)

The Public Works Yard is open for branch drop off every Saturday from 8:30am to 4:00pm (except in January, February and December when it's the 1st and 3rd Saturday). Our location is just below City Hall at 3300 Wishart Road.

NOTE: There is no Branch Drop Off Saturday, April 30, 2022 as we accommodate the Colwood Clean Up.

Acceptable material includes branches (maximum diameter 4”), grass clippings and leaves. When preparing your load to bring to the yard, it would be appreciated if you could separate leaves from branches and grass clippings.

Does your material include invasive species? Some invasives must be taken to Hartland Landfill to ensure safe disposal. At the Branch Drop Off we CAN ACCEPT: Scotch Broom, English Ivy, English Holly, Himalayan Blackberry, English Hawthorn and Periwinkle. Learn more at www.colwood.ca/InvasiveSpecies.

For further information please contact the Public Works Yard Office at 250-474-4133.

Drop Off Dates for 2022 - Weekly from March through November

  • January 1 and 15
  • February 5 and 19
  • March 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • April 2, 9, 16, and 23
  • May 7, 14, 21 and 28
  • June 4, 11, 18 and 25
  • July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • August 6, 13, 20 and 27
  • September 3, 10, 17 and 24
  • October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
  • November 5, 12, 19 and 26
  • December 3 and 17

Please note:  This popular program is for Colwood residents only, and is free of charge. Proof of residency may be required at the gate. Private contractors who are working for a Colwood resident will be required to have a note/letter from the Colwood resident indicating the residents name, address, phone number and  how many truck loads of debris are expected to be dropped off from this residence during the day. This note should be presented to the attendant at the gate.