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Multi-family waste diversion resources


Our tools are here to help you create a food and yard waste program and a recycling program for your building while meeting bylaw requirements.

As of Nov. 1 2017, multi-family complexes are required to separate food and yard waste from garbage for composting or another means of diversion. To learn more, please visit our food and yard waste bylaw requirements.

Similar to multi-family recycling, building owners or managers have the flexibility to choose a food and yard waste service provider and decide the best way to manage the service.

Looking for a collection company?

Need to find a food and yard waste or recycling collection company? Check out the Green Calgary's directories for recycling haulers or organics collection companies.

Learn whether your current waste and recycling pickup service is suitable for your complex's needs. Check out our Right Sizing Tip Sheet to ensure your bins are the right size and collected at the right frequency.

If you're a recycling or food and yard waste collection company, check out our Waste Diversion Guide specifically for you.

Information Guides and Resources

These posters and templates can help you promote your waste diversion program. You can also find more information on our multi-family waste diversion tips page. When working with your collection company, check to see if they have additional tools and resources you can use.

Multi-family Food and Yard Waste Resources
Acceptable Food and Yard Waste

Acceptable Materials
Food and Yard Waste Poster


Food and Yard Waste Guide for Building Owners and Managers

Information Guide for Building
Owners and Managers

Quick reference guide

Quick reference guide


Food and Yard Waste Program letter

Food & Yard Waste Program Letter
Word document

Multi-family Recycling Resources
Acceptable Items for Multi-family Recycling

Acceptable Materials
Recycling Hi-res Poster
(23" x 40" inches)

Download (English)
Download (Punjabi)
Download (Chinese)

Recycling Program
Letter for Residents

Recycling Poster for Building Owners and Managers

Recycling Information Guide for
Building Owners and Managers

Download (English)
Download (Punjabi)
Download (Chinese)

Please breakdown all cardboard

Break Down
Cardboard Poster


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Contact us

If you would have questions about a food and yard waste or recycling program in your building, we can help. Fill out the online request below or contact 311 and we can discuss how we can help.

Multi-family Recycling Inquiry ​​​