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.

Waste Reduction

Zero Waste Strategy

Recognizing the growing importance of addressing the impact of greenhouse gases and excess waste, the City of Surrey is taking action and developing a Zero Waste Strategy.

In August 2020, we surveyed 2,500 residents and received their feedback on how we can help the residents of Surrey on their way to zero waste. 

Learn More

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Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy

Surrey is working towards a plastic shopping bag ban as part of our larger Single-Use Item Reduction Strategy. Over 1.1 billion single-use items are disposed of in the Metro Vancouver region each year. We are taking steps to drastically reduce this number.

We are joining all levels of government as we undertake initiatives focused on managing single-use items.

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Large Item Pick Up Now Available Online

Our new online service makes scheduling your pick up appointment more convenient. We've also increased the quota for items each year.

Book your next large item pick up.

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Adopt a Street in Your Neighbourhood

Pledge to keep your street free of trash and debris by performing litter pickup at least once a month with the Adopt-A-Street Program. Registration is open to all individuals, families, businesses and organizations.

Help keep Surrey beautiful!