Garbage & Recycling

Notice of waste collection change:

Garbage, recycling and green waste collection will change for the week of June 27 to July 1 due to the Canada Day holiday.

Regular Collection DaysCollection Change June 27 to July 7
Tuesday, June 28
Monday, June 27
Wednesday, June 29
Tuesday, June 28
Thursday, June 30
Wednesday, June 29
Friday, July 1
Thursday, June 30


Residential Curbside Collection Schedule

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.

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.

Waste Collection during COVID-19


Solid waste collection services are operating normally during COVID-19; however, for the safety of the public and employees, White Rock residents are asked to continue separating their waste properly. Note: 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.

Garbage Waste: All garbage must be placed in a closed and securely tied garbage bag, including personal hygiene items. Garbage bins with un-bagged or loose items will not be collected.

Waste Collection Can

Garbage

  • 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. Thank you for your cooperation.

Green Can CollectionGreen Waste

  • 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.

Recycle Collection BinRecycle

  • 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.

Request for Recycling Containers, Green Can Waste Stickers or Extra Garbage Pickup Decals

If you would like to purchase blue plastic or red glass recycling boxes, yellow paper recycling bags, green waste stickers or extra garbage pickup stickers, please fill out the online form or visit City Hall for purchase.

White Rock Recycles App

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

Collection System

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.