Garbage & Recycling
The City of White Rock provides garbage, recycling and green can collection for city residents. Follow the links listed in the menu on the left to find out more information on residential collection, multi-family and commercial collection, green can collection services, public drop off locations and more.
Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection Schedule
Christmas Holiday Collection Information
City facilities will be closed on Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26.
Wednesday, December 25 residential triangle pick up AND overhead bin pick up will be one day early on Tuesday, December 24.
Thursday, December 26 residential triangle pick up AND overhead bin pick up will be one day later on Friday, December 27, 2013.
Regularly scheduled Monday and Friday collection services will not be affected.
New Years Day Collection Information
City facilities will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.
Wednesday, January 1 residential circle pick up will be one day later on Thursday, January 2
Wednesday, January 1 overhead bin pick up will be one day early on Tuesday, December 31
Regularly scheduled Monday, Tuesday (residential), Thursday and Friday collection services will not be affected.
Please have all receptacles curbside by 8:00 a.m. on collection day. In the event of inclement weather, please visit the City of White Rock website or call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department (604) 541-2181 for updated collection information as crews may be re-deployed to expedite snow removal.
White Rock Waste Collection Programs
In order to divert waste from the landfill, garbage collection for single family dwellings moved to alternate week collection in 2012 . Garbage is collected every second week to help the City meet our 70% waste diversion objective by 2015. Residential recycling and green can collection is weekly.
The City of White Rock hopes to further reduce waste and will continue to look for ways to meet the 70% waste diversion rate. For more information check the following:
Report a Collection Problem
To report a waste collection problem, please contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Departmentat (604) 541-2181 between the business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please note: calls made outside of normal business hours are forwarded to the Fire Department.
The City has established bylaws Bylaw 1515 - City of White Rock Garbage and Recycling Collection and Disposal Bylaw - Jan2013.pdf to guide garbage and disposal practices and management.
There is no public garbage, green waste or blue box recycling drop-off location available in White Rock. Residents and businesses can bring their surplus garbage or green waste for a fee to one of the following closest depots:
- Surrey Transfer Sation 9770-192 Street, Surrey
- Delta Transfer Station (Vancouver Landfill) 5400-72nd Street, Delta
- Aldergrove Transfer Station 1070-272nd Street, Aldergrove
- For more information on disposal facilities, check out Metro Vancouver's website. Contact the depots directly for disposal rates and hours.
If you are unsure of how to dispose of unwanted items such as old furniture, electronic devices and other household items, call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181 or the BC Recycling Hotline (604) 732-9253 or visit them online and they can offer several ideas for proper disposal.
For more information on this and other waste reduction initiatives, visit Metro Vancouver online or call the Metro Vancouver Information Centre at (604) 432-6200.
If you have any questions about the garbage, recycling or green can programs, please contact us online or call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181. Please note: calls made outside of normal business hours are forwarded to the Fire Department.Go to Top