he Sooke Disposal drop-off site at 6228 Sooke Rd will be closed as of Sept. 30.
According to Sooke Disposal office manager, Patricia Skinner, the dump is closing because the landlord is reclaiming the property.
Skinner said the company is currently looking for a new site, and hopes to resume business as soon as possible.
“We’re hoping that we won’t be closed very long, a couple weeks maybe a month, but that all depends on how the search goes for the land.”
The company received notice a few months ago, and has been actively searching for a new location.
“We’ve tried to find a place in the last couple of months… it’s a bit difficult,” she said.
“If anybody hears of something available, we’d really like them to let us know.”
The drop-off site has been in operation for several years, and Skinner said the notice to vacate has been a bit of a surprise to the company’s owners.
“They’re just shocked, they’re doing the best they can.”
All residential and commercial garbage pick up will continue as per usual.
Skinner said the drop-off site is heavily used by local residents who dump items like household garbage, metals, paint cans, propane tanks, wood, drywall and old furniture.
Sooke Disposal then transfers the items to the landfill and recyclers.
With the only dump in Sooke closing temporarily, local residents will have to travel to other dumps in Victoria (Hartland Landfill) and Langford (Alpine Group) to dispose of their garbage.
To notify Sooke Disposal of a possible drop-off location, contact Skinner at 250-642-3646.