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February 22, 2023

3 Simple Trash Removal Tips To Keep Calgary Green & Clean

The Top Waste Management Tips for Small Business Owners Who Want to Help Keep Calgary Beautiful

Callin all Calgarian business owners! BluPlanet Recycling is here to share some important advice on how to be effective when disposing of garbage. As business owners, it's our job to do what we can to keep our community clean and healthy for the long term effects on our environment. Keeping Calgary clean takes effective waste systems, which can also save money in the long run.

Ready to get started? Let's dive in.....

1. Understanding Different Types of Waste

Determine what kind of waste your company is producing and how to manage it. Is it plastic, food waste, paper, or another material? You can find places where you can reduce, reuse, and recycle by understand the difference and how to itemise each material ready for pick up. Did you know, more than 70% of the trash in Calgary that is disposed of in landfills is recyclable or compostable, which is why it's time to act and begin implementing changes.

2. Use Composting and Recycling

For local businesses, Calgary offers a variety of recycling and composting options. Food scraps, yard trimmings, and dirty paper products are all accepted by the city's curbside composting programme. Paper, cardboard, glass, metal, and plastic are also allowed which creates a way for you to dispose of this waste without adding additional workload. You can cut your trash disposal costs and the amount of waste you send to landfills by taking part in these programmes, which means the benefits are twofold; both for the environment and your back pocket! The City of Calgary actually collected over 63,000 tonnes of recyclables in 2020 which avoided being dumped in a landfill. Amazing right?

3. Dispose of Hazardous Items Correctly

If not disposed of appropriately, certain objects, including batteries, electronics, and chemicals, can harm the environment. So, it's crucial to consult the city for guidance on how to properly dispose of these things. Avoid letting them wind up in a landfill where they could do serious harm. More than 500 tonnes of home-hazardous garbage were kept out of the landfill in Calgary in 2022. Woop Woop! Let's keep that momentum going!


Proper waste management is a must for small businesses that want to keep Calgary clean and add to its beauty. Small business owners can make a significant contribution to keeping the city clean, green and a more enjoyable place to live, lowering their environmental impact and saving money by properly sorting and disposing of yucky waste!

Also keep in mind that BluPlanet Recycling provides a variety of recycling and trash management services to small businesses in Calgary. With the help of our specialised recycling and composting programmes, we can assist you in reaching your waste management objectives. Get in touch with us right away to find out more about how we can help you save money, preserve cleanliness, and lessen your environmental effect. Together, let's build Calgary as the most environmentally friendly city in Canada!

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