Multi-Family & Commercial

The City of White Rock provides weekly garbage and recycling collection service to multi-family and commercial complexes.

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

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

Regularly scheduled Friday, April 18 collections will be picked up Thursday, April 17. 

Regularly scheduled Monday, April 21 collections will be picked up Tuesday, April 22. 

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


Collection Schedule

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.

Collection Information

  • Please have your garbage and recycling ready for collection by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day. Owners must place containers for collection at curbside as required by City Bylaw. Contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department for further information at (604) 541-2181.
  • Containers must be compatible with City of White Rock collection vehicles. Please call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181 for details.
  • Recycling collection times may vary week to week.
  • During statutory holiday weeks your collection day maybe changed so please double-check the collection schedule.
  • Multi-Family and Commercial properties are required to purchase roll-out recycling bins compatible with City of White Rock collection vehicles. They are available for purchase for $148.00 each (includes applicable taxes) from the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at 877 Keil Street.

What is Banned From Garbage?

  • Electronic and electrical products (including battery operated devices) toasters, radios, televisions, stereos, etc.
  • Computers or computer related items such as printers and copiers
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Construction waste such as drywall, sinks, carpet, tiles, 2 x 4's, insulation
  • Automotive items such as car batteries, oil & filters, tires
  • Medications/pharmaceuticals
  • Paint, solvents, flammable liquids, gasoline and pesticides
  • Barbeques, lawn mowers
  • Mattresses
  • Furniture and bulky items
  • Propane tanks
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Metal household or commercial appliances
  • Refuse that would cause undue risk of injury or occupational disease to City staff or contravene the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

For options on the recycling or safe disposal of these items, please contact the Recycling Council of BC (604) 732-9253) or visit them online.

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.

Multi-Family/Commercial Recycling Information

The City of White Rock separates recyclables into three categories:
    • Newspaper
    • Mixed Paper
    • Containers (Glass/Metal/Plastic) 



  • Regular newsprint
  • Accompanying newspaper inserts


  • Anything that is NOT made of newspaper

Mixed Paper


  • Magazines
  • Junk mail
  • Office paper
  • Cereal & shoe box type cardboard
  • Telephone books
  • Paperback books
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Detergent boxes


  • Pizza boxes
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Styrofoam egg cartons
  • Frozen food boxes
  • Hardcover books


  • Flatten boxes
  • Remove any liners, food residue or any plastic/metal attachments

Containers – Glass, Metal and Plastic

ACCEPTABLE CONTAINER ITEMS (empty and rinse containers)

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic containers imprinted with the "recycle triangle" containing the number 1, 2, 4 or 5
  • Aluminum or tin cans


  • Containers with no "recycle triangle" are considered regular garbage
  • Containers imprinted with a recycle triangle number other than the 4 listed above
  • Light bulbs
  • Mirrors
  • Dish or glassware
  • Aerosol cans
  • Paint cans
  • Tetra Pak containers
  • Window glass
  • Plastic bags
  • Coat hangers
  • Beverage containers where a deposit has been made
  • Scrap metal
  • Styrofoam

What Needs to be Done on Collection Day?

  • Ensure that your recycling is curbside by 8:00 AM on your scheduled day(s)
  • Do not place the totes behind parked vehicles or any other obstructions that will make it difficult for the drivers to recognize your pick up
  • Be aware of upcoming statutory holidays and check the 2014 Holiday Collection Schedule on-line or the “What's New” section of the City website or the City page in the local newspapers for the latest updates

How do we Obtain Commercial Recycling Blue Roll Out Totes?

Multi-family/commercial recycling roll out totes can be ordered at a cost of $148.00 each (includes applicable taxes) by contacting the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181 between the hours of 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.

Pre-payment is required for the delivery of new roll outs.

  • Over the telephone using a MasterCard or Visa
  • In person with cash, cheque, MasterCard or Visa at 877 Keil Street, White Rock, BC V4B 4V6
  • Via the mail with a cheque made out to the City of White Rock mailing address 877 Keil Street, White Rock, BC V4B 4V6

For more information contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181 between the hours of
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday to Friday. Please note calls after these hours are forwarded to the Fire Department.

Recycling Irregular Items

From paint to electronics, solvents to appliances, your answer to the closest depot can be found here:

 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.