Garbage & Recycling

IMPORTANT: Changes to City of White Rock solid waste collection   


The City of White Rock continues to provide solid waste collection during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
To protect the public and employees, the following important measures are now in place. 

  • All garbage must be placed in a closed and securely tied garbage bag. 
  • Personal hygiene items must be tied and bagged including personal hygiene products, used tissues, cleaning cloths, face masks, gloves, and similar items used for cleaning and personal use.
  • Garbage bins with un-bagged or loose items will not be collected.
  • All food waste/scraps must be placed in a kraft/paper bag or wrapped in newspaper and placed in the green bin at the curb (no plastic bags, even those marked compostable).
  • Cooking grease and fats. Placing any of these items in the toilet may plug the toilet pump or discharge line, causing a backup in your sanitary sewer service. These items may also cause blockages in the City’s sewer system.
  • Green waste bins with un-bagged or loose food waste/scraps will not be collected.  

Someone sick in your home 

If you or a member of your household is sick, all personal waste (garbage, recycling, food scraps) must be double-bagged and tightly sealed and placed into the regular garbage collection.  

Green bin yard waste 

Yard waste does not need to be wrapped. Kraft bags with yard waste can go directly to the curb. Loose food scraps comingled in yard waste will not be collected.

Reminder 

Wipes are not flushable. Please place them in your sealed garbage bags. 

We’re in this together 

Please remember to be kind to one another, to help those in need, and to reach out to friends and family using social technology.
We are all in this together, and we will get through this together. Thank your for your cooperation and understanding.

More information 

Visit www.whiterockcity.ca/COVID19 for updates.  

2020 Curbside Collection Schedule

The 2020 residential collection schedule is now available. Enter your address on the My Schedule search below to view or print your schedule. 

Collection & Containers

The City of White Rock provides solid waste collection for all single family homes, eligible townhouses and apartment complexes of 6 units of less. 

The Engineering and Municipal Operations Department will be closed Friday April 10 and Monday April 13, 2020. Regularly scheduled garbage, recycling and green waste collection for Friday April 10 will be collected the day BEFORE on Thursday April 9. There are no other changes in the collection schedule.

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  • Please have your garbage, organics/yard trimmings and recycling ready for collection by 8 a.m. on your collection day or it may not be collected.
Every Other Week
  • Garbage is collected every other week. Each property is allowed up to two cans every other week.

    Garbage containers are not provided by the City. Each container shall not exceed 4 cubic feet or 110 litres in size (one standard garbage can size), and together with the contents, should not exceed 50 pounds Containers are available to purchase from local hardware stores. All garbage must be placed in plastic bags and tied securely before putting in your garbage bin. Do NOT place loose waste in your garbage bin. Thanks for your cooperation.
Every Week
  • Green waste / yard trimmings is collected every week. Each property is allowed up to a combination of 10 containers / kraft bags per week.

    Green waste/yard trimmings containers are not provided by the City. Each container shall not exceed four cubic feet or 110 litres in size (one standard garbage can size), and together with the contents, should not exceed 50 pounds. Containers are available to purchase from local hardware stores.
  • Food scraps/food waste must be wrapped. Un-bagged or loose food waste/scraps in green waste bins will not be collected.
Every Week
  • Recycling is collected every week. Each property requires a blue box for plastic / metal containers, a red box for non-deposit glass containers and a yellow bag for paper products.

    Blue and red recycling boxes are available for purchase at most City facilities. There is no charge for the yellow paper recycling bag.

Download the White Rock Recycles App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store :

  • Use the Put Waste In Its Place search engine to take the guess work out of sorting garbage, recycling, food scraps and more
  • View your upcoming collection schedule
  • Get notifications the night before or morning of your collection day
  • Sign up for a Service/Emergency alerts using this tool. Follow these steps to sign up for alerts (PDF)
  • Upload your collection schedule to your personal calendar 

Note

Please remember the City of White Rock currently has a manual curbside collection system, which means crews have to physically lift the garbage into the truck. Larger containers are not suitable for our manual collection system because the crews are not able to safely lift them. Also, for health and safety reasons, collectors are not permitted to reach into a container to remove the contents.