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New Waste Collection Services Starting October 1, 2012


The City of Surrey is transforming its waste collection in order to reduce emissions and divert waste from the landfill.


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The City approved a new residential waste collection contract this week with BFI Canada, and the new services come into effect on October 1st, 2012.

Under the new contract, residential waste will be collected using new state-of-the-art automated Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks, which emit 23 per cent less carbon emissions and 90 per cent less air particulates, compared to traditional diesel trucks. Studies show, replacing one diesel truck with a CNG truck is the equivalent to taking 475 cars off the road each year.

In addition, the new services will require residents to separate kitchen and yard waste from solid waste, which will help the City meet its 70 per cent waste diversion objective by 2015. In addition, the organic waste will be delivered to the City’s future Organics Biofuel facility, which will process the material into natural gas that will be used to fuel the waste trucks.

The new contract includes the use of standardized waste carts, which will be delivered to all households currently receiving City waste collection service in advance of the start date. The new carts will improve aesthetes and help minimize scattered litter.


The attached Corporate Report, Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 3 which was approved by Surrey Council. This report provides greater detail of the City’s decision relating to the award of the Waste Collection Services Contract and the proposed service changes.

City staff is working towards a communications plan which will ensure that Surrey’s customer base is well informed of the required changes well ahead of the new contract start date.

Please provide us with any of your comments regarding the above by filling out the form below. Alternatively, you may contact the City of Surrey Waste Hotline at 604-590-7289 or by letter at:


City of Surrey Engineering Department
Solid Waste Management Section
14245 – 56 Avenue
Surrey, BC
V3X 3A2


Thanks to the City of Surrey for supplying this information

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