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. No loose items will be accepted.
The following items must be placed in closed, tightly-sealed garbage bags in the regular garbage collection:
- Personal hygiene products
- Used tissues
- Cleaning cloths
- Face masks
- Similar items used for cleaning and personal use
Someone sick in your home
If you or someone in your home 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 materials
Food scraps/food waste must be wrapped in newspaper, paper towel or kraft bags (no plastic bags) and placed in the green bin at the curb. Yard waste does not need to be wrapped. Kraft bags with yard waste can go directly to the curb.
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.
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. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect our waste collection crews, 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.