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BluPlanet Recycling’s 2022 Charitable Partner: Momentum

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s donation is Momentum. In order to help support their vision and strategic direction, Momentum will receive $34,500.00 from BluPlanet Recycling. We could not be more thrilled to partner with this incredibly deserving organization!

February 16, 2022

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Tips & Tricks

Your Guide To Zero Waste Camping

We can all agree that Calgarians love to camp, right? There is something so refreshing about getting out of Calgary, even if just for a weekend, to take in the beautiful scenery that Alberta has to offer. You certainly don’t have to go far to find a serene spot to set up camp - Alberta parks are some of the most beautiful in Canada! We are so fortunate to have stunning lakes and majestic mountain ranges right in our backyard, but in order to ensure that they stay picture-perfect for years to come, we all have to do our part to protect them. That’s why we are giving you some helpful tips and tricks for planning zero waste camping trips so that you can enjoy Alberta’s landscape respectfully. Before our intro gets too in-tents, let’s dive in!

April 08, 2022

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Family of four enjoying a clean home

Tips & Tricks

22 Spring Cleaning Tips For A Clutter-Free Home

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means - spring cleaning time! Let’s be honest, your home has been locked up all winter, working hard to keep you safe and warm through the bitter-cold Calgary season. It deserves a bit of pampering, don’t ya think? In honour of the year 2022, BluPlanet Recycling is giving you 22 amazing spring cleaning tips that are sure to put a spring in your step this season and free your home of clutter! We’ve also provided helpful reminders to ensure that you are disposing of your items correctly and sustainably. Oh, and by the way, we’ve made things even easier on you and categorized the tips by room… you’re welcome!

March 09, 2022

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Waste & Recycling

Multi-family Recycling: Is It Important For Calgary?

The time has come yet again. Time to take the mixed recycling and garbage out before it overflows and swallows up your apartment. Going to your complex’s disposal room means going outside, so you’ve really been pushing the limits lately because, well… it’s winter in Calgary. Enough said.

February 11, 2022

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Waste & Recycling

Using your blue recycling cart in Calgary

Recycling has become an essential component in sustainable waste management that can be practiced within the household and workplace. Recycling not only provides your β€œwaste” with the opportunity to turn into something new but can help reduce the amount of material from entering our local landfills.

November 29, 2021

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Waste & Recycling

Where do I take my unwanted junk?

Whether you are moving into a new home, spring cleaning, or upgrading your furniture, an accumulation of junk is bound to occur in every household. As the pile of old belongings begins to appear endless, the question of, β€œwhere does this all go now?” suddenly crosses your mind. By following this junk removal guide, cleaning up your home will no longer become a chore.

November 16, 2021

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Waste & Recycling

BluPlanet Recycling's Bag Tag Guidelines

If BluPlanet Recycling services your home for curbside collections, bag tags are needed for extra bags of garbage, mixed recycling, and organics. 1 tag for every bag. Though BluPlanet Recycling's bag tag program is similar to the City of Calgary's, there are a few key differences that suit our operations. Please read and apply all the guidelines below to ensure all of your material is collected.

March 21, 2022

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Momentum Calgary Learn Earn Save Thrive

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BluPlanet Recycling’s 2022 Charitable Partner: Momentum

We are pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s donation is Momentum. In order to help support their vision and strategic direction, Momentum will receive $34,500.00 from BluPlanet Recycling. We could not be more thrilled to partner with this incredibly deserving organization!

February 16, 2022

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What is a circular economy?

As sustainable practices are at the forefront of our minds, you may have heard the term, β€œcircular economy” mentioned within conversations. But what is a circular economy?

January 05, 2022

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Waste & Recycling

How to dispose your garbage the proper way

Knowing where your items go is an important part in diverting waste from our landfill and being more sustainable. Unfortunately, some items are bound for the garbage if it is made from certain materials or in a certain condition. To learn more on how to dispose your garbage the proper way, BluPlanet Recycling has created this guide for you.

November 24, 2021

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Waste & Recycling

What can I put in my green organics cart?

After preparing and eating a meal, it is common that food scraps are left behind. Food scraps may be the peels from a carrot, the outer layer of an onion, or chicken bones. Whatever waste you may have, it is important that all material is disposed of in the proper waste stream to ensure that it is processed correctly. But what can I put in my green organics cart? Continue reading to learn more information on what is accepted, commonly mistakes, and tips!

November 02, 2021

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