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Waste diversion for businesses and organizations


As of Nov. 1, 2017, businesses and organizations are required to separate food and yard waste from the garbage for composting or diversion.

Similar to our business recycling requirements, business owners and property managers have the choice to seek out a food and yard waste service provider and decide the best way to manage the service.

If your business or organization does not have a food and yard waste program after Nov. 1, 2017 please ask your property manager if they are setting up a program. If a program is not provided, please contact us by filling out the online request below:

Contact 311

Whether you are a business, a hauler or a processor, we have details about these bylaw requirements and other upcoming changes. We also offer education and resources.

ICI Businesses and Organizations 
For businesses and organizations
If you're a business, company or organization, find out what you need to do to comply with the changes.
Waste Diversion Tools and Resources for Businesses and Organizations 
Food and yard waste bylaw
Learn how your business needs to comply with the new food and yard waste requirements.
Waste Haulers and Removers 
For haulers and processors
If you're a waste or recycling collection company or processor, learn more about what the changes mean for your business.
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 comply with the changes.
ICI Strategy Background and Details on Future Planned Changes 
Future changes
Learn more about the overall waste diversion strategy for businesses and organizations and when City of Calgary initiatives will take effect.