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. (Note: Council has deferred the Spring Clean Up for 2023 as one approach to reducing property tax rates: Spring Clean Up)

The Public Works Yard is open for branch drop off on the first and third Saturday of January and February from 8:30am to 4:00pm (and then every Saturday from March through November). Our location is just below City Hall at 3300 Wishart Road.

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

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

Drop Off Dates for 2023 - First and Third Saturday during December, January and February

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

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.