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
Victoria Day Holiday - Monday May 20
City facilities will be closed on Monday May 20 for the holiday. Regularly scheduled Monday pick up will be collected on Tuesday May 21. Tuesday to Friday collection services will not be affected.
Please have all receptacles curbside by 8:00am 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.
The City of White Rock is transforming its waste collection in order to divert waste from the landfill. On October 1, 2012, garbage collection for single family dwellings moved to biweekly/alternate week collection.
Biweekly solid waste collection service will help the City meet our 70% waste diversion objective by 2015.
Residential recycling and green can collection remains unchanged, with weekly pickup.
The City of White Rock hopes to further reduce waste and will continue to look for ways to meet the 70% waste diversion rate.
The 2013 Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection Calendar was delivered to all single family dwellings in White Rock by Canada Post. Didn't get one? Copies of the calendar are also available at all City facilities.
Report a Collection Problem
To report a waste collection problem, please contact the Department of Engineering and Municipal Operations 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 bylaws Bylaw 1515 - City of White Rock Garbage and Recycling Collection and Disposal Bylaw - Jan2013.pdf to guide garbage and disposal practices and management.
For options on the recycling or safe disposal of these items, please contact the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC) at (604) REC-YCLE (604)732-9253 or visit them online
For more information on this and other waste reduction initiatives, visit Metro Vancouver onlineor call the Metro Vancouver Information Centre at (604) 432-6200.