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Waste & Recycling Services

Higher Rates for Commercial Loads of Paper and Cardboard 
Effective Nov.1, 2016: New recycling requirements for business
A new recycling bylaw will require all businesses and organizations in Calgary to recycle the same materials we do at home plus materials specific to commercial waste. Find out what it means to you.

Leaf and Pumpking
Leaf & Pumpkin composting program
Until Sunday Nov. 6, bring your bagged leaves and pumpkins to one of 35 drop-off locations around Calgary. This material will be composted rather than thrown away in the landfill. Find a drop-off location near you.

Paper coffee cup
Paper coffee cups can now be recycled
Put your empty paper coffee cups and paper sleeves into your blue cart or community recycling depot. Learn more about recycling paper coffee cups.

Higher landfill fees for commercial loads containing paper and cardboard
Commercial vehicle loads of garbage containing paper and cardboard are now subject to inspection and higher landfill rates. For more details please visit our Designated Materials page.

Green cart composting program
Green Cart program
In spring 2017, green carts will start being delivered to all single-family homes in Calgary. All food and yard waste will be accepted in the green cart for weekly collection. Get all the details on the city-wide program.