Garbage & Recycling

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2019 Curbside Collection Schedule

The 2020 residential collection schedule is now available. Enter your address on the My Schedule search below to view or your schedule. 

The Engineering and Municipal Operations Department will be closed:

  • Wednesday December 25. Regularly scheduled Wednesday garbage & recycling will be collected the day before on Tuesday December 24.
  • Thursday December 26. Regularly scheduled Thursday garbage & recycling will be collected the day after on Friday December 27.
  • Wednesday January 1. Regularly scheduled Wednesday garbage & recycling will be collected the day after on Thursday January 2
  • There are no other changes in the residential garbage & recycling collection schedule during this time.

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

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  • 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.
Every Other Week
  • 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.
Every Week
  • 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.
Every Week
  • 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 

Note

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.