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Waste & Recycling Services

Spring yard waste drop-off available at City landfills
Between April 18 and June 1, you can take your spring leaves, branches, plants, compost and other yard waste to any City of Calgary landfill for composting, free! Learn more about hours, locations and tips for handling your spring yard waste.

Package it properly. Label it clearly.
Safe disposal of household hazardous waste rests in your hands. Before taking your leftover chemicals to one of our household hazardous drop-off locations, learn the two simple actions you can take to ensure your safety, the safety of others and the environment.

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What Goes Where? An online recycling and disposal search tool
Have recycling questions? It's easier than ever to find answers.
What Goes Where? is a new online search tool that helps you properly recycle and safely dispose of items. The search tool is an easy and fast way to find out what can be recycled and what can't.

Too good to waste
Too good to waste video
When you put your yard waste in the garbage it gets compacted in the landfill and doesn't turn into soil because there's no oxygen. But by composting, you can turn organic materials into material that is useful again. Watch this educational video to find out why some things are just too good to waste.

Multi-family recycling
Council has approved a strategy to bring recycling to apartments, condos and townhouses. Learn more about the strategy and what it means to you.

More blue=More recycling
A bigger blue cart trial is now underway in Calgary. Residents looking for extra space in their blue cart can now conveniently recycle even more material.

Recycle your end-of-life electronics
Have an old non-functioning TV, computer or monitor taking up space in your home? Take it to one of our conveniently-located electronics recycling drop-off locations, which now includes the three City of Calgary landfills. Learn more about electronics recycling.