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Before heading to your local recycling depot, make sure they are open. Refer to the Recycling Council of BC and Metro Vancouver websites for updates. 

COVID-19 and Protecting our Waste Collection Workers

Waste Collection Services in Surrey continue as scheduled. As a precaution for the health and safety of waste collection workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that you please:

  • Dispose of used personal hygiene products, wipes, face masks and gloves in your garbage cart.
  • Securely tie garbage bags shut and place in your garbage cart on your regular collection day.
  • If you’re sick or caring for someone who is sick, double bag all personal waste in plastic garbage bags.
  • Do not approach our waste collection drivers.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The City of Surrey provides fully automated waste collection services to Surrey residents using a three-cart system. We collect your:

  • Organics cart: every week
  • Recyclables cart: every other week, alternating with garbage collection
  • Garbage cart: every other week, alternating with recyclables collection

Don't have a cart yet? Learn how you can order your cart.

Collection Schedule

Not sure when your next garbage, recycling or organics pickup date is? Enter your address below and find out! Get automatic reminders on your phone with the Surrey Rethink Waste Mobile app.

Waste Collection Calendars

Download your 2020 Waste Collection Calendar (All collection days)

Learn more about when carts are collected, what goes in the carts and where it all goes when it's picked up in the Waste Diversion Guide.

Kitchen Catcher Tips

  • Wrap food scraps in newspaper, paper bags*, paper towel, or place in cardboard boxes
  • Line the bottom of your kitchen catcher with old newspaper, cardboard, or a brown paper bag
  • Freeze food scraps in a paper bag until collection day
  • Keep the lid of your kitchen catcher closed
  • Sprinkle small amounts of baking soda over food waste if necessary to decrease odour
  • Wash your kitchen catcher out periodically with mild soap or a vinegar-water solution
  • Empty your kitchen catcher for collection every week even if it is not completely full

Plastic or compostable bags are not permitted. For more information regarding kitchen catchers, please call our Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289.

*Kraft Paper Bags are currently unavailable for purchase at City Recreation Facilities at this time. Please refer to your nearest retailer for alternative paper bag options. 

Apartment Building Organics and Recycling Program

If you're an apartment building property manager, learn about collection service for apartment buildings through the Waste Diversion Guide for Property and Building Managers.

The Rethink Waste Collection Service Program includes:

  • Weekly organics collection service at your apartment complex,
  • Organic waste carts that will be situated next to your recycling carts at your building,
  • One 7 L kitchen catcher per apartment unit,
  • Cart cleaning services and educational material,
  • Program administration and customer service, and
  • Waste Diversion Guides for each apartment unit.

To sign your building up for collection, please call 604-590-7289 or email us at

See also the Waste Diversion Guide for Apartment Building Residents.


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