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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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About Us

Meet BluPlanet Recycling’s Leadership Team!

This team is made up of incredibly passionate trash-talkers (2 of which are the original owners!) who are focused on making BluPlanet Recycling the best it can be.

August 01, 2022

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Waste & Recycling

Why Am I Being Charged Fuel Surcharges on my Waste Bill?

Are you seeing an increase on your monthly waste hauling invoice? Are you paying almost double your base rate? These increases are very common with fuel rates at an all time high, and they can result in inconsistencies on your bill each month. Below, we will dive in to see what the Fuel Surcharge actually is, how it is calculated, and what you can do.

June 10, 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 “waste” 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, “where 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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About Us

No Fuel Surcharges With BluPlanet

If your waste service is through a competitor of ours, you might be riffling through your invoices, examining the charges in detail. Maybe we’ve piqued your curiosity about BluPlanet Recycling and you think we can improve your Calgary garbage collection. On the other hand, perhaps you are feeling a bit skeptical and think we are just like the rest. And hey, don’t worry - we get it. Good news though, we make it real easy on you…

June 10, 2022

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About Us

Meet BluPlanet's Business Development Team

Responsible for our sales, marketing, customer service, and more, this team puts the “business” in business development. The BluPlanet Business Development Team is crucial to our ongoing growth and success. In addition to managing many of our core processes, these individuals work closely with our Operations Team and all other stakeholders to keep the BluPlanet ship sailing smoothly! We are proud to say that our entire Business Development team is local (in Calgary). We like to think of this as a differentiator, as it allows us to dedicate equal time and effort to each client. Not only does this mean we are more prompt in assisting clients with their waste management needs, but also that we are able to build long-lasting relationships with our customers. Without further adieu, let’s meet them!

June 08, 2022

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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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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, “circular 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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