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Waste diversion for businesses and organizations

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On Oct. 1, 2018, food and yard waste will be included on a list of materials that are subject to the disposal surcharge rate at City of Calgary landfills.

The disposal surcharge rate for 2018 and 2019 is $180 per tonne for commercial loads that include these materials. See the full list of disposal surcharge materials.

If you are a representative of a business, organization, apartment, townhouse or condominiums who has the authority to make changes to waste programs, click on the grey box below.


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If your business or organization does not have a recycling or food and yard waste program, please contact us by filling out an online service request. You can also subscribe to our waste diversion business newsletter to stay up to date with commercial waste program changes.



ICI Businesses and Organizations
For businesses and organizations
Ensure waste, recycling and composting programs for your operations, customers and employees are compliant.
Waste Diversion Tools and Resources for Businesses and Organizations
Food and yard waste bylaw
See what your business needs to do to comply with the new food and yard waste requirements.
Waste Haulers and Removers
For haulers and processors
Learn more about what the changes mean for waste collection or processing companies.
Recycling Bylaw Requirements for Businesses and Organizations
Recycling bylaw
Find out more about the recycling bylaw requirements and what you need to do to comply.
Waste Processors Recyclers
Education and resources
Find tools, information, best practices and educational services to help you talk with your customers and employees.
ICI Strategy Background and Details on Future Planned Changes
Commercial Waste Diversion Strategy
Learn what the waste diversion strategy for business and organizations is all about.
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