80/20 by 2020
We're serious about recycling and have set ambitious goals for the future to reduce waste added to our landfills. The City of Calgary's long-term goal is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills to just 20 per cent, and recycling or recovering 80 per cent of waste materials by the year 2020. Today, 80 per cent of waste goes into the landfills and 20 per cent is recycled, but through innovative recycling programs and organics management, we'll be able to reach our target.
Our recycling programs
Waste & Recycling Services provides a variety of recycling opportunities for residents through the following:
What Goes Where?
What Goes Where is an online recycling and disposal search tool if you're unsure of how to recycle a particular item. Check out our online recycling search tool to find out what goes where.
Apartment and condo recycling
If you live in an apartment or condo, know your recycling options. The City is currently conducting a multi-family waste diversion engagement project to develop a cost-of-service strategy for the multi-family sector.