Don’t be surprised if you return home to find your recycling bin still full this week.

Temperatures are rising and this week’s extreme heat could result in delays for Greater Victoria recycling collection.

According to the Capital Regional District, the curbside recycling program is currently experiencing difficulties due to the extreme heat, which may result in delay in service for some residents until Friday, July 29th.

Emterra Environmental, the contractor responsible for collection on the CRD’s behalf will attempt to recover materials on alternate days this week where possible. 

Residents whose recycling is not picked up by 9 p.m. are asked to leave your materials at the curb. 

If recycling is not picked up within 48 hours of your scheduled collection day, you are asked to send your address to