The Colwood public works yard is open for branch, leaf and grass drop-offs the first and third Saturday of every month.
The program, aimed at preventing backyard burning, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., even if the date falls on a statutory holiday. Branches with a maximum diameter of four inches, grass clippings and leaves are accepted, but leaves must be in a separate container. The program is for Colwood residents only and proof of residency may be required.
For more information contact Colwood’s public works yard at 3300 Wishart Rd. at 250-474- 4133.