Garbage & Recycling

Follow the links listed in the menu on the left to find out more information on residential garbage collection, organics and yard waste collection services, recycling collection services and more. 

Residential Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection Schedule

For the easiest, most effective way to remember your residential collection day by print, computer, mobile app or even telephone, sign up for the ReCollect collection reminder using the application on the residential tab to the left. 2015 residential calendar collection information can also be printed off using the ReCollect application.

Reminder to Multi-Family and Commercial Locations: Effective June 30, 2015 the City of White Rock will be ending garbage, recycling, yard trimmings and organics (green can) collection services to multi-family and commercial locations. The City will continue to collect residential.

Monday August 3 - BC Day Holiday Residential Collection Schedule 

City Facilities will be closed on Monday August 3, 2015.

  • There is no change in the residential collection schedule for the week.

Watch for your mini kitchen catcher being delivered by City crews!

Are you ready for the 2015 organics ban? Metro Vancouver, the partnership of 21 municipalities in the region who regulate solid waste management, has banned food scraps from regular garbage. To assist residents with Metro Vancouver's ban on food scraps in regular garbage, the City is supplying residents with a mini kitchen catcher. Use this mini kitchen catcher to separate food scraps from garbage in the kitchen. Empty the mini kitchen catcher into your regular curbside Green Can along with your yard trimmings. Please do not place the mini kitchen catcher curbside for collection.

White Rock Residential Collection Programs

In order to divert waste from the landfill, garbage collection for single family dwellings moved to alternate week collection in 2012. Residential garbage is collected every second week to help the City meet our 70 per cent waste diversion objective. 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. 

Green Can Program Guidelines

Recycling Program Guidelines

2015 residential calendar collection schedule can be printed from the ReCollect application.

Questions or 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 2084 - A bylaw to provide for the collection, removal, disposal of recycling and solid waste to guide garbage and disposal practices and management.

There is no public garbage, green waste, or 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 Station 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

Contact the depots directly for disposal rates, hours and acceptable items. For more information on disposal facilities, check out Metro Vancouver's website.

The City of White Rock no longer provides public cardboard recycling drop-off depots. Cardboard is collected curbside. Cardboard must be flattened, folded or cut to fit into the yellow residential recycling bag so that it fits into our vehicles. Residents and businesses can bring their surplus cardboard for recycling to:

  • Semiahmoo Bottle Depot, 15515 24 Ave #28, Surrey, BC V4A 2J4 (604) 531-7669
    This location also recycles other materials. Visit them online for more information.

If you are unsure of how to dispose of or recycle unwanted items such as old furniture, electronic devices, clothing and other household items contact:

  • Some items can be dropped off at recycling depots while others are collected by local businesses involved in a product stewardship program called Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR). View their website for more information on products that can be recycled.
  • Engineering and Municipal Operations Department (604) 541-2181.