SURREY British Columbia
About the City of Surrey
The City of Surrey is nestled south of the Fraser River between Langley on the east & Delta on the west, with the southern boundary touching the Pacific Ocean, the City of White Rock & the US Border, depending where you are. Surrey is the fastest growing city in British Columbia and the 12th most populous in Canada. To be the fastest growing city in BC, there also has to be lots of infrastructure and housing construction.
With all the construction going on in Surrey, we do a large amount of business here. Whether you need a roll off dumpster for your construction, renovation, or landscaping project, or garbage, recycling and organic bins for your business, or apartment, minibins.ca has everything you need.
The City of Surrey provides curbside garbage, recycling and organics service, to its approximate 104,000 single-family dwellings. Utilizing a Public Private Partnership (P3), Surrey has undertaken the largest waste management infrastructure project, of all the cities within Metro Vancouver, by constructing its’ own Organic Biofuel Facility. Construction of the facility is running behind but is expected to be operational late summer or early fall, 2017. When completed, this facility will be the largest of its kind, in North America. Once completed, minibins.ca looks forward to delivering some of the organic material it collects from its’ commercial, industrial and multi-family customers, to this facility.
Surrey’s Organic Biofuel Facility is located immediately adjacent to the Surrey Transfer Station. This facility is owned and operated by Metro Vancouver and serves the entire region.
Surrey is home to 7 distinct communities, Cloverdale, Fleetwood, Guildford, Newton, South Surrey, Whalley & City Centre. Regardless which Surrey community you need your waste management service(s) in, minibins.ca will provide what you need, when you need it, every time.
Cloverdale originally was a rural farming community, but over the years, has developed into a vibrant hub of activity due in a large part to its convenient access to Langley and the rest of the Fraser Valley, ports in Delta & North Surrey as well as both the Peace Arch Border Crossing & the Pacific Highway Truck Border Crossing. With its’ expansion, Cloverdale is now home to 5 Recreation Facilities plus a new one coming in 2019, 36 Parks, 1 library & 4 Culture & Art Facilities. Cloverdale is also home to the famous Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair, held each year on the Victoria Day Weekend, at the Cloverdale Rodeo Fairgrounds. The Fairgrounds are also home to the Cloverdale Sunday Market. It is amazing how much infrastructure the City of Surrey has built in Cloverdale, over the past few decades.
The community of Fleetwood was named in honour of Lance Corporal Arthur Thomas Fleetwood, who lost his life in WW1. In 2008, the City of Surrey erected a statue in his honour, in front of the Fleetwood Community Centre & Library. Fleetwood has 3 Recreation Facilities, 32 Parks, 2 Heritage Sites & 1 Library.
Guildford originally started with settlers settling in the Township of PortKells, now almost entirely an industrial area in Surrey’s northeast corner. Port Kells was popular in the day due to its rail service to New Westminster, British Columbia’s original capital city (1859 – 1866). Since the early 1900’s, most development in Guildford has taken place near 152nd Street & 104th Avenue, where you will find the Guildford Town Centre Mall. Businesses & residences in this area have arguably the best access to other jurisdictions, whether within Surrey, east on Highway 1 to the Fraser Valley and other parts of BC, or west across the new Port Mann Bridgeand into the northern communities of Metro Vancouver. Guildford boasts 6 Recreation Facilities, 36 Parks, and 2 Libraries.
The area known as Newton is named after E.J. Newton, who settled at what is now 72nd Ave and 124th Street, in 1886. The BC Electric Railway drove the areas growth and helped make 72nd Ave and King George Blvd the Town Centre for the Newton community. Newton, like all of Surrey, is a culturally diverse community, which hosts one of the largest Vaisakhi Parades outside of India, attracting almost 200,000 attendees!! Newton boasts 6 Recreation Centre’s, including the well known Newton Wave Pool, a whopping 61 Parks, 2 Arts & Culture Facilities as well as the Strawberry Hill & Newton Libraries.
South Surrey is home to the highest land values in Surrey and includes the resort community of Crescent Beach. Elgin Heritage Park provides a “time machine” of sorts, taking you back to Surrey’s farming history, at the Historic Stewart Farm. People outside of the Lower Mainland regularly confuse the South Surrey area, with the City of White Rock, which it is not. South Surrey is also home to one of North America’s leading softball & slo-pitch sporting complexes, Softball City and is operated by a not-for-profit organization. South Surrey also houses 8 Recreation Facilities, 22 Parks, and 2 Libraries (Ocean Park Library & Semiahmoo Library).
The historic community of Whalley – home of the world renowned Whalley Little League and their championship programs – comprises City Centre and all the surrounding areas. Some of the City amenities in Whalley/City Centre are 7 Recreation Facilities, 39 Parks and the City Centre Library. The City of Surrey has big plans to transform Whalley / City Centre into a vibrant downtown core. Get a peak into the future here.