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Spring yard waste drop-off at City landfills

Spring Yard Waste
 
 

The Spring Yard Waste program is now closed. Thank you for your participation.

Composting your yard waste keeps it out of the landfill and gives it a second life as compost that can be used in gardens, yards and farms.

  Spyhill
69 St. and 112 Ave. N.W.
East Calgary
17 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.
Shepard
114 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.
Saturday Open Open Closed
Sunday Closed Open Closed

On Weekdays:

  Spyhill
69 St. and 112 Ave. N.W.
East Calgary
17 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.
Shepard
114 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.
Monday Closed Open Closed
Tuesday Closed Open Open
Wednesday Open Closed Open
Thursday Open Closed Open
Friday Open Closed Open

For faster service, visit the landfill on a weekday or before 9 a.m. on Saturday or Sunday when wait times are shorter.

Can I take my yard waste to a community cleanup?

Yes - all community cleanups now accept yard waste. Over 100 cleanups are available throughout the city from April to September. Visit the Community Cleanup schedule page to find an event in your neighborhood.

When is the Green Cart program going to be available?

Green carts will be coming to single-family households in mid-2017. You can learn more at calgary.ca/greencart.

How do I pick up the free mulch?

Free mulch is available at all three City landfill sites while supplies last. Both residents and businesses may pick up mulch. Bring your own shovel as the mulch must be loaded yourself.

What happens to the collected yard waste?

Yard waste collected from the Spring Yard Waste program is composted at outdoor windrows located at the City landfills. See more about what happens to composted materials.

What's the problem with yard waste in the landfill?

Yard waste makes up over one-third of garbage from an average single-family home.

When yard waste is buried in the landfill, it doesn't turn into soil or compost because there's no oxygen. Instead, it creates nasty stuff like liquid leachate as well as methane, a greenhouse gas which contributes to climate change. By composting, this material is kept out of the landfill and given a second life as compost that can be used in gardens, yards and farms.

Can I do my own composting?

Absolutely. Our composting page has information to help get you started.

Can I bring yard waste to the landfill for composting at other times of year?

Yes. All of our landfills accept yard waste year-round; however, the yard waste rate applies at other times of year - See our landfill rates.​​​​​