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February 28, 2023

What You Need to Know About Yard Waste Collection and Disposal in Calgary: 'Keepin it Green', 'Keepin it Local'

Proper yard waste collection and disposal is essential for businesses in Calgary. In this guide, you'll learn about the best waste collection services, ways to get rid of trash and all about dumpster rentals.

Keeping it Green and Local: A Guide to Yard Waste Collection and Disposal in Calgary

We Looooove Calgary..... its a beautiful city, and we're proud to call it home. As business owners, it's our responsibility to keep it that way, by managing our yard waste properly. But let's be real, it's not the most exciting topic you've ever read about so we'll aim to keep this as light as possible....

Ok, so... in this guide, we'll cover what you need to know about yard waste collection and disposal, including waste collection services, waste disposal options, garbage collection, trash pick up, and a whole lotta dumpster rental!......

Waste Collection Services: Curbside Pickup vs. Private Waste Management Companies

First off.... When it comes to yard waste collection and disposal in Calgary, businesses have two primary options: curbside pickup and private waste management companies. Curbside pickup is provided by the city of Calgary and is available weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your location (think what's included in your taxes). Note: the green cart program does not accept large branches or stumps so don't go sticking a full tree in there....

Option #2....Private waste management companies like BluPlanet Recycling offer services that are more flexible and can be tailored to your business's needs....

They offer many different waste collection services, such as picking up yard waste, composting, and even recycling... Private waste management companies often have more environmentally friendly disposal methods, like composting, which helps to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.... (think a premium service for you and the environment)...

Personal service is one of the best things about working with a private company that takes care of trash. Instead of relying on a standardized pickup schedule, these companies work with you to develop a collection plan that meets your specific needs...

They can also be more flexible and offer custom plans, which can be helpful for businesses that make different amounts of trash at different times (this should also help with reducing fees too).. Plus, private waste management companies are often local, which means you're dealing directly with people who know the city well and provide a flexible service based upon your business...

Trash Talk: Garbage Collection and Hazardous Waste Disposal in Calgary

So....In addition to yard waste, you also need to think about garbage collection and hazardous waste disposal (think nasty chemicals) Although the city of Calgary provides garbage collection services to businesses, this service does not include the collection of hazardous waste or bulky items.... And let's face it, nobody wants to handle hazardous waste unless you have the right gear to do the job....

Hazardous waste includes items like batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, and electronics. The city provides drop-off locations for hazardous waste, which can be found on their website.....

For bulky items like furniture or appliances, the city offers a free pick-up service once per year.... But if you need more frequent disposal, private waste management companies offer dumpster rental services.... If you type into google, Hazardous waste companies in Calgary, you'll find a local provider ready to help... Just make sure you get three quotes before moving ahead and check to see how reliable their services are with things like reviews....

Waste Disposal Options in Calgary

Once your yard waste has been collected, it's time to think about how to dispose of it properly. Businesses in Calgary have several ways to get rid of their trash, such as composting, putting it in a landfill, and recycling wood chips.

Composting is the process of breaking down organic matter, like yard waste, into a nutrient-rich soil amendment. The city of Calgary offers a green cart program, which collects organic waste and composts it at a city facility. But this option might not be good for businesses that make a lot of yard waste because it might take a while to break down.

Landfill disposal is another option, but it should be used as a last resort as it can be harmful to the environment. When yard waste is sent to a landfill, it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas. However, some types of yard waste, such as diseased or invasive plant materials, may need to be sent to a landfill to prevent the spread of disease or invasive species.

Wood chip recycling is a more environmentally friendly alternative to landfill disposal. This process involves grinding up yard waste into wood chips, which can be used for landscaping or as a fuel source. Some waste management companies, offer wood chip recycling services.

Ultimately, the best waste disposal option for your business will depend on your specific needs and the type and amount of yard waste you generate. If you're unsure about which option to choose, contact a waste management company like BluPlanet Recycling for expert advice and tailored solutions. And let's be honest, with their local knowledge and environmental expertise, they'll make sure your yard waste is disposed of properly, while making you laugh at the same time.

Final Thougts
By now, you should have a good understanding of what you need to know about yard waste collection and disposal in Calgary. From waste collection services to waste disposal options, we've covered it all in a 'quick n easy' review.....

So what are you waiting for? Start managing your yard waste like a pro today! Whether you opt for curbside pickup from the city or private waste management services, make sure to choose a solution that works for your business's specific needs. And remember, when it comes to hazardous waste, always dispose of it properly to protect yourself and the environment.

Contact BluPlanet Recycling today to learn more about our waste management services and how we can help you keep your business clean and green......

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