The City of White Rock is seeking input from homeowners, renters and businesses into the collection of garbage, green waste and recycling in the city.
The City is hosting an information open house on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Drop in anytime between 3:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the White Rock Community Centre to learn more about solid waste collection in White Rock, how it compares with other Lower Mainland municipalities, and to share your thoughts.
The White Rock Community Centre is at 15154 Russell Ave. Free underground parking is available at the Russell Avenue entrance.
For those who can’t make it, information and an online survey will be available Jan. 16 at www.whiterockcity.ca/waste.
Facts about Solid Waste Collection in White Rock
White Rock City Council identified the review of multi-family and commercial waste pickup as one of the 2018 – 2022 Council Strategic Priorities.
- In mid-2015, the City of White Rock made changes to its delivery of solid waste services, in line with recommendations of a solid waste study on best practices. The changes included the privatization of multi-family and commercial solid waste pickup, as well as a transition from cost recovery through property taxes to a user-fee model for single family homes.
- White Rock City Council has directed a review of the decision to privatize multi-family and commercial waste pickup after receiving feedback from the community during the strategic priority consultation process. The public feedback suggested a desire to return multi-family and commercial solid waste to City of White Rock collection.
- The City has retained Dillon Consulting to review waste collection services and to obtain community input on the options that include City collection, or City-managed collection, for multi-family and commercial waste or maintaining the status quo for pickup.
White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker
“Waste collection, recycling and composting are important components of an overall plan to effectively manage waste and to reduce our impact on the environment. In White Rock, we listened when residents told us you want to take a second look at how waste is collected in this city, and we will be seeking public input into how solid waste collection is provided in the future.”