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
Christmas Day & Boxing Day - Thursday December 25, 2014 and Friday December 26, 2014
City Facilities will be closed on Thursday December 25 for Christmas Day and Friday December 26 for Boxing Day.
- Regularly scheduled Thursday December 25 collections will be picked up Wednesday December 24 and regularly scheduled Friday December 26 collections will be picked up Monday December 29.
New Years Day - Thursday January 01, 2015
City Facilities will be closed on Thursday January 01 for New Years Day.
- Regularly scheduled Thursday January 01 collections will be picked up Friday January 02.
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.
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
- Delta Transfer Station (Vancouver Landfill) 5400-72nd Street, Delta
- Aldergrove Transfer Station 1070-272nd Street, Aldergrove
For recycling the closest depot is:
- Semiahmoo Bottle Depot, 15515 24 Ave #28, Surrey, BC V4A 2J4
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.Go to Top