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Posted on: October 27, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Help prevent flooding by clearing leaves from storm drains

red and yellow leaves on trees, Fall season

The fall season is underway, which means additional rain and fallen leaves. You can help prevent flooding in our neighbourhoods by locating storm drains on or near your home or business, and clearing the drains of leaves and debris.

Yard trimmings go in your green waste collection. The City collects green waste (yard trimmings and food scraps) curbside every week:

  • Each property can put out up to 10 containers of green waste (containers, kraft bags, bundles or combination) weekly for curbside collection
  • Yard trimmings, such as plants, flowers, grass cuttings, leaves and branches are allowed
  • Branches up to 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter and 1 m (3 ft) in length are accepted in tied bundles
  • Bundles and containers must not block sidewalks, laneways or streets and can weigh no more than 50 lbs each. Sod, rocks, soil and plastic bags, even those listed as biodegradable or compostable, are not accepted.

Sign Up for Reminders

Download the free White Rock Recycles app to receive collection day notifications as well as program reminders and important service disruption alerts. Phone, email or Twitter notifications can also be set up. Visit to download and to sign up.

For more information, visit the Green Can program webpage, or contact the Engineering and Operations Department by phone 604-541-2181 or email

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