Illegal dumping is the main problem in Surrey. Well, to counter it, the city has introduced several free junk drop-off events. To be honest, it was a smart move, and this small thing left a big impact.

Now, it’s time for residents to fulfill their duty and follow their trash schedule. That’s why we are here!

In this article, we’ll guide you in detail on Surrey garbage day, recycling pickup, dump hours, and much more. For updated information, we’ve collaborated with the Department of Public Works too.

So, let’s begin!

1. Find Your Surrey Garbage Schedule 2024

Curbside residential carts are collected every other week. Starting off April 3rd, the city has been divided into 5 sections with a specific day assigned to each zone. 

The collection begins at 6 a.m., and residents need to follow a strict schedule. Here’s how you can find your Surrey garbage day:

  • Navigate to the city’s official website (click here)
  • Type your address in the search bar
  • Your collection day schedule will be displayed 

Keep in mind that you must roll out the carts on time before the collection service begins. Otherwise, your carts will not be collected, and you have to wait till the next collection.

Find Your Surrey Garbage Schedule 2023

2. Surrey’s New Collection Routes

As mentioned earlier, since April 3rd, the old routes have not been followed. Now, there is a new route for every station and residential block. Have a quick look at the image given below for a better understanding:

Surrey’s New Collection Routes

3. Get Your Surrey Garbage Calendar For 2024

Now, residents can also download the yearly calendar. You can also request a printed copy from the city by calling 311. But to download the easy PDF copy, click here

Keep in mind that the collection service is delayed one day and pushed to the next working day on all statutory holidays.

Usually, only the refuse pickup schedule is delayed while the recyclables are collected without any interruptions. 

4. Report Missed Garbage Collection

If you have placed your cart on the curb on time, still the service is not provided, then you need to report a missed garbage collection at 604 -590 -7289. The Department of Public Works will provide you with service within the next 24 hours.

Before you report the missed pickup, ensure the following things:

  • The cart was placed properly and as per the city’s rules.
  • There is no ticket placed on the cart.
  • Ensure that there are no visible sharp objects in your refuse cart.
  • The cart was placed on time on your assigned day.

If it’s your fault or you’ve not followed any of the listed rules, then no service will be provided, and you have to wait till the next collection day.

5. Surrey Recycling Schedule

Recyclables are collected every other week, alternating with the regular garbage collection. To find your next recycling pickup day, click here. Here are the five key rules you have to follow:

  • All recyclables must be placed freely and loosely.
  • Food waste and liquids have no place in your blue cart.
  • Plastic bottles and jugs must be rinsed and dry.
  • Flatten your cardboard or cut them into small pieces for a better fix.
  • Don’t throw clear plastic bags in the blue bin.

Moreover, keep in mind that no service will be provided if there is any unaccepted item mixed with the accepted item in your cart. Also, to keep your blue bin clean and smell-free, it is advised to wash it properly at least once a month.

Accepted Items For Recycling In Surrey

  • Magazines and phone books
  • Newspapers and flyers
  • Household product containers
  • Plastic spray bottles and dispensers
  • Plastic food jars and lids
  • Tupperware containers
  • Yogurt cups and coffee lids
  • Single‑use coffee pods
  • Empty aerosol spray cans
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Plastic food trays and lids
  • Plastic pails
  • Coffee cups
  • Paper egg trays
  • Ice cream containers
  • Cardboard and paper
  • Paper gift wrap
  • Aluminium foil and trays
  • Tin or Aluminum cans and lids

Unaccepted Items 

  • Batteries
  • Electronics
  • Soft Plastics
  • Books
  • Glass Jars
  • Styrofoam
  • Candy wrappers and chip bags
  • Pots and pans
  • Syringes
  • Clothing
  • Propane and butane canisters

Batteries and electronics can be sold at retail centers. Put clothing and broken items in regular refuse carts. Keep in mind that there is a limit (one cart) per residential address. 

Paid recyclables are also collected. Call 604 -590 -7289 and request a bulky pickup service. A fee will be charged depending on the weight and the type of your recyclables. 

6. Surrey Organic Carts And Yard Waste  Collection

Organic carts are picked up every week. You can place all the food scrap items in the organic carts. To find your next collection day, click here

  • Organic waste carts must be placed next to your recycling bins.
  • Only a 7 L kitchen catcher is allowed per residential address.
  • Any type of plastic is not allowed to be put in your organic cart.

Moreover, you can also use the organic waste to make compost for your yard. This way, you can make organic compost. You can also sell the organic compost and make some money.

Acceptable Items For Organic Waste Bin

  • Food scraps
  • Food-soiled paper
  • Oily paper towel
  • Flowers

No dead animals or ceramics are allowed to be put in your organic carts. Residents also have to place their yard waste next to green carts during the yard waste collection days. 

Acceptable Items For Yard Waste 

  • Leaves
  • Branch clippings
  • Grass cuttings

It is best to leave your grass clippings in the yard to get 25% of annual organic nutrients. Moreover, the branches must be short and easy to carry. Cut and tie all branches in small bundles.

7. City Of Surrey Garbage Large Item Pick-Up 2024


The city of Surrey provides free bulky collection services to all its residents. You can request a bulky pickup online by filling out a form

  • The limit for free bulky pickup is 6 items per year.
  • Unused quota can’t be accrued out to next year.
  • Residents need to send pictures of their large items first.
  • It is the responsibility of the resident to place large items at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on the assigned day.
  • Only the allowed items will be collected.

Moreover, if you placed more than the accepted limit of large items, no assistance will be provided while removing them from the curb. It is highly recommended to donate all the semi-used furniture or appliances to a local thrift store or goodwill center.

Accepted Items For Surrey Bulk Pickup

  • Baby Items
  • Mattresses
  • Bikes
  • Cabinets
  • Computers
  • Electronics
  • Wheels
  • Tires 
  • Exercise equipment
  • Hot water tank
  • Household items
  • Box of glass jars
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Laundry appliances
  • Patio seating chairs

Unaccepted Items For Bulk Garbage

  • Carpets and rugs
  • Demolition or home renovation material
  • Metal or wood fences or pallets
  • Glass and mirrors
  • Toilets, bathtubs, sinks or hot tubs
  • Propane tanks
  • Pianos and Musical Instruments

8. What To Do With The Bulky Garbage That’s Not Accepted By The City? 

 Don’t worry; if you’ve got the unaccepted large items, you still can get rid of them. Here are your only two solutions:

  • Disposing At The Nearest Landfill
  • Hiring A Private Junk Hauler

Hiring junk haulers is a bit easy as then you don’t have to deal with dirt, debris, or all the hard work. While the landfill option is budget-friendly. Let me break them both for you.

Dropping Off The Bulky Items At The Disposal Centre

There are two waste centers where you can drop off your garbage, recyclables, and large items. Keep in mind that you have to pay a disposal fee depending on the weight of your large items. 

Usually, the fee is $161 per tonne for large items and $15 per mattress or box spring. At the center (s), the gypsum and the construction debris are also allowed. 

Keep in mind that no help will be provided to unload the items. Moreover, there is no fee applicable for the recyclables. 

Disposal CentreLocationContact
Central Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre6711 – 154 Street Surrey, BC V3S 7C6604 -681 -5600
North Surrey Recycling and Waste Centre9770 192 Street Surrey, BC V4N 4C6604 -681 -5600

Surrey Garbage Dump Hours Both centers have different hours in summer and winter. Have a quick look at both seasons’ hours:

Winter Hours (Oct 1 – Mar 31)

Monday to Saturday8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Statutory Holidaysclosed December 25 and January 1

Summer Hours (Apr 1 – Sept 30)

Monday to Saturday7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday and Statutory Holidays9:00 a.​m. to 5:00 p.m. 

At the disposal centers, proof of residency is required. Moreover, no sharp objects like broken mirrors or knives are accepted. Usually, all this waste ends up in the landfill. So, it is recommended to donate anything that you can.

Hiring A Private Junk Hauler

An easy solution for you. All you need to do is hire a junk hauler, and they will do the rest of the work, from loading up the truck to disposing of trash at the landfill.


Usually, a private hauler charges $450 to $650 for a full truckload of 430 lbs. You can adjust over 20 regular-size refrigerators in such a space. Here’s the list of the top 7 Surrey Junk Haulers near you:

Company NameContact Info
Junk Removal Express 604 -512 -2921
Junk on wheels 604 -961 -6043
Removerz Junk Removal 604 -396 -0057
JUSTJUNK Surrey 604 -595 -0800
Throw Away Junk Removal Services 604 -655 -5865
Mega Junk Removal Co 604 -753 -7380
TopRank Junk Removal 236 -880 -7947

Before you hire a hauler, it is highly recommended to get an early estimate. Moreover, don’t forget to get the list of accepted items, as some of the haulers don’t pick up construction debris or renovation materials.

9. Surrey Garbage Pickup Holidays 2024

All residential collection services are delayed on statutory holidays. The collection day is pushed to the next day on holidays. There will be no pickup service on the following days:

New Year’s DayWednesday, January 1, 2025
Family DayMonday, February 19
Good FridayFriday, April 7
Easter MondayFriday, March 29
Victoria DayMonday, May 20
Canada DayMonday, July 1
Civic HolidayMonday, August 5
Labour DayMonday, September 2
2 National Day for Truth and ReconciliationMonday, September 30
Thanksgiving DayMonday, October 14
Christmas DayWednesday, December 25
Boxing DayThursday, December 26

Christmas trees are also collected from the curbside from 1st January to 12 January along with the Christmas trash pickup. All you need to do is place it along with your organic and yard waste cart.

10. Important Contacts

Surrey Garbage Pickup Phone Number: 604 -590 -7289

For the Latest Information: Follow the city of Surrey on Twitter to get the latest scoop about garbage pickups or any delay in collection schedules due to weather or statutory holidays.

Wrapping It Up!

Curbside residential trash and recyclables are collected every other week. Organic waste (green bins) are collected weekly. Residential addresses can also request paid recycling services.

Every home is assigned 6 yearly bulk trash pickups without any additional cost. However, you can dispose of additional items at the nearest landfill or hire a hauler to do it for you.

On holidays, the pickup is delayed and pushed to the next working day. For any queries related to your schedule or to report missed pick-up call 604 -590 -7289. 



Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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