As a resident of White Rock how can I dispose of my green/yard waste? What is considered yard waste?

Green Can

If you live in a single family dwelling or a multi family unit with 6 or less residences that is currently on a residential curbside collection route, White Rock offers weekly pickup of your yard waste and food scraps. You have the option of putting your yard waste in Kraft bags or in containers clearly labeled with City-provided Green Can decals. Both the decals and Kraft bags are available at any City building.

Please note: containers must not be larger than 110 litres in size (4 cubic feet) and should not weigh more than 50 pounds. when full. There is a limit of 10 bags and/or bundles per residence. Yard waste or food waste in plastic bags will not be collected. Yard waste is also accepted at any landfill. For more information regarding the yard waste collection program please visit the Green Bin Program page.

Acceptable items for the Green Can includes:

  • All leftovers and plate scrapings
  • Bones
  • Bread
  • Coffee grounds in their used paper filters
  • Dairy
  • Eggshells
  • Fish
  • Food-soiled paper towels
  • Fruit
  • Grains
  • Meat
  • Napkins, tissues
  • Paper plates
  • Pasta
  • Pizza delivery boxes
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Tea leaves and tea bags
  • Vegetables
  • Any kind of cooked or uncooked food scraps


Yard Waste

Yard waste includes:

  • Flowers
  • Grass clippings
  • Hedge pruning.
  • Leaves
  • Tree
  • Plant material


Trees and branches will also be collected provided they are tied in bundles and don't exceed three feet in length. Individual branches must not exceed three inches in diameter. Rocks, dirt, stumps, sod and animal feces will not be accepted.


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2. Who do I contact to report a power outage or an electrical emergency? How do I find out the status of a power outage?
3. As a resident of White Rock how can I dispose of my green/yard waste? What is considered yard waste?
4. I have just completed a house renovation, will the City pick up the construction material?
5. Who do I contact to find out more information on boat moorage at the White Rock Pier?
6. How can I get Universal Transverse Mercator coordinates or latitude / longitude for a property in White Rock?
7. Where can I find the location and coordinates for the Integrated Survey Monuments?
8. Can you fix a streetlight that is out?
9. How do I report a traffic signal that isn't working properly?
10. There is a tree obstructing driver sight lines at an intersection, who should I call?
11. Can I have a driveway access to the lane behind my property or from the street?
12. How can I find out how much traffic uses a certain street?
13. Does the City of White Rock have a traffic calming policy?
14. I'm digging on my property and need to know where my sanitary / storm sewer or other utility connections are located, who do I call?
15. How do I go about getting a refund of my damage deposit?
16. How do I report a private contractor or resident making changes to the City Boulevard, illegal filling, or soil removal?
17. I need to place a construction bin on the City Boulevard or at curb side, do I require a permit?
18. I want to create a parking area on the boulevard in front of my house, do I require a permit?
19. I am a contractor needing specifications for installation of offsite services, where can I find them?
20. What is the right-of-way on my property for?
21. My servicing is now completed and I would like a refund of my bond / reduction on the letter of credit, what do I need to do?
22. I'm looking at subdividing my lot, is there somewhere I can get a rough, ballpark estimate on servicing costs?
23. I want to install or rebuild a retaining wall along a City boulevard. Do I require a permit?