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Collection Carts

Different Cart Sizes

Cart sizes from left to right: 360 L, 240 L, 180 L, 120 L, 80 L

Learn how you can order/ exchange a cart, address excess waste and how you can keep your cart clean.

If you need to replace a lost cart or if you've moved into a new house in Surrey, please call the Waste Collection Hotline 604-590-7289 to order a new cart. The following steps would not apply.

Exchange or Order Additional Carts

If you regularly find yourself struggling with excess waste and fitting it into your cart you can exchange your cart for a larger one. If this is an occasional issue, read below for tips on how to deal with excess waste. If you have the opposite situation (your cart is too big) you can exchange your cart for a smaller one. If you just moved into your home and do not have a cart- you can order one.

Before you order your cart

  1. Find the size of the cart you are replacing and/or the size of the new cart you would like. Cart size can be found on the top of the lid, near the handle;
  2. Have payment ready, or schedule a day to pick up your carts (Tuesday - Thursday, 10 am - 2 pm).
  3. Use the Online Waste Cart Service or contact the Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289. Delivery fees will apply for delivery of carts.

Delivery fees

  • $25 per additional or replacement cart
  • $15 fee for cart exchanges

The fees will be waived by the City if the owner makes their own arrangements to pick up the carts at a City Facility.

Garbage carts fees

Additional annual waste collection fees will apply for additional or larger garbage carts.

Garbage Cart Additional Collection Services Fee per Year
Additional 80 L / 120 L $142
Additional 180 L / 240 L $283
Additional 360 L $425
Replace current size to 360 L $142

Recommended Cart Sizes

Dwelling Type Organics Cart Size Recycling Cart Size Garbage Cart Size
Single Family Home 240 L 240 L 240 L
Single Family Home with suite 240 L 360 L 360 L
Townhouse 120 L 240 L 180 L

Excess Waste Tips

There's a lot of room in your standard cart, but sometimes when you have a lot of garbage, recycling or organics there are a few ways to address waste that just doesn't fit.

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  • Excess Organics

    • Please ensure your organics cart is full prior to using kraft paper bags or additional cans. If you regularly use extra bags or cans for yard waste, please request a larger or additional cart.
    • Extra carts will prevent drivers from reloading your cart - reloading can be messy and can subject your driver to injury
    • Place excess next to your cart; in kraft paper bags properly closed; in old yard waste containers with a yard sticker attached; or tied with natural twine in bundles no larger than 1 x 0.6 m (3 x 2 ft)
    • See Stickers, Bags and Calendars to find out where to purchase kitchen or yard waste bags.
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  • Excess Recyclables

    • Flatten containers whenever possible to gain more space in your recycling cart. Keep the caps off.
    • Flattened cardboard boxes can be placed beside the cart in tied bundles. Please ensure that they are cut down to fit inside your recycling cart.
    • If you consistently have excess recyclables, request a larger or additional cart by calling the Waste Collection Hotline at 604-590-7289.

     

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  • Excess Garbage

    Excess garbage must be placed in a waste bin or bag with an extra sticker attached. See Stickers, Bags and Calendars to find out where to purchase extra garbage stickers or give your items a second life - donate or sell your used items.

     

Cart Cleaning Tips

Keep your carts clean by storing your carts in a cool, shaded, ventilated area and keep the lid closed. You can also wash your carts periodically with mild soap or a vinegar-water solution. Pour soapy water onto grass or gravel. Do not pour soapy water down outside drains. We also have a couple tips specific to your recycling cart and organics cart.

Recycling Cart

  • Empty and rinse containers before placing in your cart to prevent odours

Organic Cart

  • Wrap and layer food scraps in newspaper, paper bags, paper towel or cereal boxes
  • Freeze meat scraps in a paper bag until collection bag
  • Sprinkle baking soda to reduce odours

Want someone else to clean out your organics cart? Research local cleaning companies online and keep your hands clean. Whatever method you use, your efforts are helping the City towards sustainability.

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