Residential

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

A new red bin will be delivered to single family residences for separated glass collection. Single family homes are now able to recycle newsprint and paper in the same bag or rollout. 

All single dwelling residences in the City of White Rock enjoy curbside Green Can/Yard Waste, Garbage and Recycling collection.

  • Garbage collection is every other week. Up to two cans of garbage can be collected each alternate week.
  • Green Can and Recycling collection is weekly. Up to 10 bags/containers of Green Waste can be collected per week.

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.

Thanksgiving Day Holiday - Monday October 13

City Facilities will be closed on Monday October 13 for Thanksgiving Day.

Regularly scheduled Monday October 13 collections will be picked up Tuesday October 14 

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

Garbage, Recycling and Green Can Collection Schedule

 

For the easiest, most effective way to remember your collection day by print, computer, mobile app or even telephone, sign up for the ReCollect collection reminder using the above application.

Or if you prefer, view your collection schedule for the year or a printable version: 

2014 Residential collection schedule
2014 Residential collection calendar

Collection Information:

  • Please have your garbage and recycling ready for collection by 8:00 a.m. on your collection day.
  • Each residence is allowed 10 bags/containers of green waste each week. Each container shall not exceed 45 lbs in weight
  • Each residence is allowed two cans of garbage, collected every other week. Each container shall not exceed four cubic feet or 110 litres in size (one standard garbage can size), and together with the contents, should weigh no more than 60 pounds.
  • EXTRA HOUSEHOLD GARBAGE STICKERS. If you have extra household garbage that will not fit within your curbside two can collection limit, place your excess garbage in a garbage bag and purchase an "extra garbage sticker" for the bag. Without the sticker, the collection crew will not pick up the extra bag. Extra garbage stickers cost $5.00 (includes taxes) and are available for purchase at the following locations:
  • There is no public garbage, green waste or recycling drop-off location available in White Rock. The cardboard depots at City Facilities will be closed September 15, 2014. Residents and businesses can bring their surplus garbage for a fee to one of the following depots:
    • Surrey Transfer Station 9770-192 Street, Surrey (604) 521-1715
    • Vancouver Landfill 5400-72nd Street, Delta (604) 873-7000
    • Aldergrove Transfer Station 1070-272nd Street, Aldergrove (604) 856-3225
    • For more information on local disposal facilities, check out Metro Vancouver's website. Contact the depots directly for disposal rates and hours.
  • If you are unsure of how to dispose of unwanted items such as old furniture, electronic devices and other household items, or large volumes of cardboard call the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department at (604) 541-2181 or the BC Recycling Hotline (604) 732-9253 and they can offer several ideas for proper disposal.
  • In the event of inclement weather, please check the City's website or contact the Engineering and Municipal Operations Department (604) 541-2181 for updated information as crews may be re-deployed to expedite snow removal.

Banned Items

There are certain materials that Metro Vancouver disposal facilities do not accept either because there are already disposal programs set up for these items, or because they are hazardous to waste collection workers, the public and the environment. The following items are banned from garbage by Metro Vancouver and prohibited from the City's regular garbage, recycling and green waste collection: 

  • Agricultural waste
  • Asbestos
  • Automobile bodies and parts
  • Batteries
  • Barrels or drums
  • Biomedical waste
  • Clean or treated wood exceeding 1.2 metres in length
  • Dead animals
  • Electronics and electrical products
  • Excrement
  • Fluorescent lights
  • Gypsum
  • Hazardous waste
  • Hospital office waste
  • Inert fill materials including soil, sod, gravel, concrete and asphalt
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Liquids and sludge
  • Mattresses
  • Oil containers, oil filters, paint products, solvents and flammable liquid
  • Metal household or commercial appliances
  • Pesticide products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Propane tanks
  • Radioactive and reactive waste
  • Refuse that is on fire, smouldering, flammable or explosive
  • Refuse that would cause undue risk of injury or occupational disease to City staff or contravene the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • Thermostats
  • Tires

At disposal sites, loads that contain banned materials can be assessed a fine, plus the cost of removal, clean up or remediation.

Should any of these items be disposed of in your regular garbage, recycling or green waste, you will receive a contamination notice and your container will not be emptied. If you get a notice, please remove the contaminants. For options on the recycling or safe disposal of these items, contact the BC Recycling Hotline at (604) 732-9253).

For more information on this and other waste reduction initiatives, visit Metro Vancouver online or call (604) 432-6200.