Garbage & Recycling

2018 Curbside Collection Schedule

The Engineering and Municipal Operations Department will be closed on Monday May 21, 2018 for the Victoria Day holiday. There is no change in the collection schedule for this week.

You can also use this tool to:

  • Download and print your collection calendar
  • Sign up for reminders 
  • Upload your collection schedule to your personal calendar 
  • Sign up for a Service/Emergency alerts using this tool. Follow these steps to sign up for alerts

Collection and 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 8:00 a.m. on your collection day or it may not be collected;

Garbage is collected every other week. Each property is allowed up to two (2) 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 lbs Containers are available to purchase from local hardware stores.

 

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 lbs. Containers are available to purchase from local hardware stores.

 

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. 

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. 

If you are unsure of how to dispose of or recycle unwanted items try: