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Waste & Recycling Services


Spring Yard Waste Drop Off Calgary 
Spring yard waste drop-off at City landfills
Between April 1 and May 29, bring your leaves, branches, plants, grass and other yard waste to any City of Calgary landfill for free composting! Learn more about locations, hours and tips for handling your spring yard waste.

Midnapore Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Changes 
Midnapore household hazardous waste drop-off is moving
Effective Feb. 26, 2016, the household hazardous waste drop-off at Midnapore Fire Station #26 will be closed. It will be relocated to Evergreen Fire Station #37 (2511 Eversyde Avenue S.W.) and available for use effective Mar. 1, 2016. Find more drop-off locations.

Higher Rates for Commercial Loads of Paper and Cardboard 
Effective Feb. 1, 2016: Higher rates for 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.

Multifamily Recycling Information
Multi-family recycling
The new Multi-family recycling by-law is now in effect as of Feb. 1, 2016. Whether you're an apartment or condo resident, a building owner or manager, or a private recycler, get the information you need here.

Commercial Waste Diversion
Information about waste diversion for businesses
Changes are coming to the way Calgary businesses and organizations manage their waste. Find out what it means to you.

Organics Facility Construction
Construction underway on Calgary's composting facility
The City of Calgary's composting facility will start construction in the fall of 2015, and is scheduled to open mid-2017 in time for the launch of the Green Cart Program to single family homes.

The indoor facility will produce high-quality compost from food and yard waste, as well as dewatered biosolids, a nutrient-rich by-product from wastewater treatment.