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What Goes Where

Please use our residential recycling and disposal tool below to help with your sorting. If you are a commercial client, please contact us for more information.

Toaster. Donate to Charity.

Appliances (Working and Useable)

Donate to participating charities like Goodwill. (FREE). Alberta's Recycling Hotline: hotline@recycle.ab.ca (FREE).
Broken Appliances. Bring to City of Calgary Appliance Recycling Drop

Old and Broken Appliances (Unuseable)

Bring to the City of Calgary Appliance Recycling Drop (Fees Apply).
Batteries. Take to recycling retailers.

Batteries (Household/Non-Chargeable)

Bring to a participating recycling retailer such as Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Community Natural Foods, IKEA, MEC, or Staples, (FREE).
BBQ. Bring to City of Calgary Landfill.

BBQ

Bring to a City of Calgary lLandfill or a Private Metal Recyclingprivate metal recycling facility (Fees Apply).
Binders. Place in Black Garbage Container.

Binders

Please donate usable binders to participating charities. For unusable binders, remove the cardboard from inside cover and put it in your mixed recycling container. The vinyl or plastic cover and the metal rings are to be placed in your garbage container.
Books. Please donate.

Books (Useable)

Donate to a Little Free Library, Calgary Reads, Calgary Public Library, or a used book stores (FREE).
Unusable books. Cover goes into the Garbage and Paper goes into Mixed Recycling.

Books (Unuseable)

Remove any hardcovers and place them in the Garbage container. The remaining paper goes into the Mixed Recycling container.
Cardboard. Goes into your Blue Mixed Recycling container Flattened.

Cardboard

Place cardboard in your Mixed Recycling container. All cardboard must be clean and flattened.
Cement Blocks. Bring to a City of Calgary Landfill.

Cement Blocks

Bring to a City of Calgary Landfill for recycling (Fees Apply).
Clothing. Please donate.

Clothing and Textiles (Useable)

Some condo recycling programs have clothing donation bins. If your building does not have this program, please donate to a local charity that accepts these items:; Calgary Drop-In Centre, Women In Need Society, and more.

Coffee Cup Lids and Fountain Pop Lids (Plastic)

Put plastic lids, cutlery and stir sticks in your black cart as garbage. Even if they have a recycling symbol on them, these lids are too small to be sorted at the recycling processor.

Construction Waste

Large volumes of construction waste must be taken to a City of Calgary Landfill (Fees Apply).

Drywall

Bring to a City of Calgary Landfill (Fees Apply).

Electronics (Useable)

Donate to participating charities. Use Alberta's Recycling Hotline for a complete list: hotline@recycle.ab.ca (FREE).

Electronics (Unuseable)

Use Alberta's Recycling Hotline for a complete list of where to dispose of your item: hotline@recycle.ab.ca (FREE).

Food Containers

Place food containers in your Mixed Recycling container. All containers must be clean and empty.

Furniture (Useable)

Donate to participating charities. Use Alberta's Recycling Hotline for a complete list: hotline@recycle.ab.ca (FREE).

Furtiture (Unuseable)

Bring to a City of Calgary Landfill (Fees Apply).

Miscellaneous Plastics

Please place in your Garbage container. This includes plastic toys, laundry baskets, DVD cases, CD cases, cassette tape cases and tarps.

Food Scraps

Place in loose or in a compostable bag into the Organics tote.

Hazardous Materials

Bring small quantities to the City of Calgary Hazardous Waste Drops (Free).

Loose Plastic Bags

Bundle together in one (1) bag and place in Mixed Recycling container.

Mattresses

Use Re-Matt's services: www.Re-Matt.ca/403-918-6411 (Fees Apply).

Miscellaneous Plastics

Place in your Garbage container.

Needles (Found)

Please contact the Alpha House: 403-796-5334 or needle@alphahousecalgary.com

Needles (Personal/Household)

Many pharmacies provide safe disposal for needles, syringes, diabetic lancets, and other sharp objects. Contact your pharmacy to see if they participate in sharps disposal. Properly packaged needles can be placed in your black cart. This is for the safety of your collector and landfill staff.

Non-Stretchy Plastic Bags

Please place non-stretchy, rigid, and crinkly plastic bags and film into your Garbage container. If it has a recycling number, it will still go into the Garbage.

Old Paint

Bring small quantities to the City of Calgary Hazardous Waste Drops (Free).

Pizza Boxes (Greasy and Non Greasy)

Food-soiled pizza boxes go into your organics tote. Clean pizza boxes (some grease is okay) go into your Mixed Recycling container. Remember to remove the box liner and put sauce containers and plastic pegs into your Garbage container.

Plastic Buckets and Pails

Clean and empty buckets up to 20 liters marked with recycling symbol #1-7. They can then go into your Mixed Recycling container or a community recycling depot. Metal handles are to be removed and placed in your Garbage container.

Scrap Metal

Please use a Private Metal Recyclers: Recon Metal, Calgary Metal, Federal Metals, Blackfoot Metals (Free).

Shredded Paper

Place in a tied clear plastic bag and into your Mixed Recycling container.

Small Plants

You can place the plant and soil into the Organics tote. Please donate the pot or place it into the Garbage container.

Styrofoam

Please place styrofoam in the Garbage container even if it has a #1-7 recycling symbol on it.

Tires & Tires with RImes

Bring small quantities to a City of Calgary Throw n/ Go Recycling area (Free).

Wood - Treated

Put small quantities of treated wood in your Garbage container. Treated wood pieces must be less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and 1.25 m (four feet) in length.

Is your item not listed above? Please use The City of Calgary directory to help.

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