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Waste & Recycling Services


Spyhill Landfill scalehouse 
Landfill hours are changing
Landfill hours are changing, starting January 9, 2017. Check out our new schedule before your next trip to make sure your site will be open.

Christmas Tree Recycling 
Recycle your real Christmas tree
This year, The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will offer drop-off locations only. Residents can drop off trees at designated locations between December 26 and January 31.

There will be no door-to-door curbside pick-up of Christmas trees from residential homes this year.

To learn more, visit our Christmas Tree Recycling Program page. For other recycling and disposal tips on things like wrapping paper, packaging, tinsel and old electronics, visit our Holiday Recycling page.


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.

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.

Newspaper
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.