Garbage & Recycling

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. 

Starting 1 July, the City will collect more recycling material curbside. For detailed recycling brochures for multi-family complexes or single-family homes, please download the appropriate brochure under related links. 

A new red bin was delivered to all single family residences for separated glass collection in July. Single and multi-family complexes are now able to recycle newsprint and paper in the same bag or rollout. 

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


Remembrance Day Holiday - Tuesday November 11, 2014

City Facilities will be closed on Tuesday November 11 for Remembrance Day. 

  • Regularly scheduled Tuesday November 11 collections will be picked up Wednesday November 12. 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. 

Green Can Program Guidelines

Recycling Program Guidelines

2014 Residential collection schedule

2014 Residential collection calendar

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 1515 - Garbage and Recycling Collection and Disposal Consolidated to guide garbage and disposal practices and management.

There is no public garbage, green waste, or recycling drop-off location available in White Rock. Effective September 15, 2014 the City of White Rock will no longer be providing cardboard recycling drop-off depots. 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

For recycling the closest depot is:

  • Semiahmoo Bottle Depot, 15515 24 Ave #28, Surrey, BC V4A 2J4
    (604) 531-7669


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

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.