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. 

Please note: page 2 of the 2014 Collection Calendar delivered to residents contains incorrect collection scheduling. Please refer to pages 3 - 16 for the correct schedule for curbside garbage collection.

Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection Schedule

Easter Holiday - Friday 18 April and Monday 21 April, 2014

City Facilities will be closed on Friday 18 April & Monday 21 April for Easter. 

  • Regularly scheduled Friday 18 April collections will be picked up Thursday 17 April. 
  • Regularly scheduled Monday 21 April collections will be picked up Tuesday 22 April. 

Collections for the rest of the week will not be affected.

White Rock 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 per cent 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:

Green Can Program Guidelines

Recycling Program Guidelines

2014 Residential collection schedule

2014 Residential collection calendar

Report a Collection Problem

To report a waste collection problem, please contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (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 Bylaw 1515 - Garbage and Recycling Collection and Disposal Consolidated.pdf [PDF - 82 KB] 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                                       
    (604) 521-1715
  • Delta Transfer Station (Vancouver Landfill) 5400-72nd Street, Delta
    (604) 873-7000
  • Aldergrove Transfer Station 1070-272nd Street, Aldergrove
    (604) 856-3225
  • 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.