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2019 Spring Clean-Up

Mar 26, 2019

If you have stuff in your home or garage that no longer sparks joy, the City of Delta is here to help you declutter like Marie Kondo. Spring Clean-Up is an expanded garbage and scrap metal recycling pick-up service that enables households to put unwanted items at the curb for collection, so long as the items are on the list of accepted items published by Delta.

This year’s Spring Clean-Up will take place on regular garbage collection days on the following dates:

  • Monday April 1 – Tsawwassen
  • Tuesday April 2 – Ladner
  • Wednesday April 10 & Thursday April 11 – North Delta

Households that receive weekly garbage collection services from the City are eligible to participate in Spring Clean-Up. The maximum amount of items each household can place at the curb cannot exceed one pickup truck load. The following items are not accepted as part of Spring Clean-Up:

  • Loose materials.
  • Construction and demolition materials such as wood, cabinets, doors, toilets, or drywall.
  • Recyclable items.
  • Electronics, paint, tires, small appliances, and light fixtures (can be returned for free at bottle depots)
  • Mattresses (can be recycled for free at the City of Vancouver Landfill with a Delta Mattress Voucher, available at City Hall and North Delta Recreation Centre)

To help keep the City’s streetscapes tidy and avoid unsightly items piling up, materials cannot be placed on the curb any sooner than the weekend prior to the scheduled Spring Clean-Up collection day. During Spring Clean-Up, City Bylaw Officers patrol neighbourhoods to help prevent illegal dumping, spread awareness about not placing items at the curb too early, and identify items at the curb that are not accepted as part of Spring Clean-Up.

Recycling is an important part of achieving Delta’s waste reduction goals. Often, items in good condition that are left at the curb are picked up by others for re-use, helping avoid the unnecessary disposal of re-usable items. Another alternative is to consider donating reusable items to local organizations and thrift stores. The list below provides some options for drop-off and pick-up donation services.

Clothing Drop-Off Locations

Clothing Pick-up Services

For more information about Spring Clean-Up, including the full list of accepted and prohibited items, or to search local recycling and donation options, visit

For more information on this news release, contact the Engineering Department at 604-946-3260 or e-mail