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Construction and demolition waste

Construction and demolition recycling

All three City landfills accept clean, separate loads of certain recyclable materials at a reduced rate of $80 per tonne. These materials include:

All loads must be separated and free of garbage. Cardboard must be broken down and fit inside the bin deposit slots provided. Third-party companies collect and recycle the materials.

These materials are also on the Designated Materials List and all of them are readily recyclable. Landfill staff inspect commercial vehicle loads of garbage and any that contain designated materials are subject to a higher rate to landfill ($170 in 2016) to encourage recycling instead.

Do you have large quantities of cardboard to recycle?

Large quantities of cardboard can be collected separately at your site and taken to private recycling processors in Calgary. For more information, check with your hauler.

Stakeholder engagement

Waste & Recycling Services has been working with industry stakeholders to get feedback on potential strategies for increasing diversion in this sector. For more information, visit the Construction and Demolition Waste Stakeholder Engagement page.