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How to dispose of Christmas decorations

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Christmas decorations

Usable Christmas decorations

  • Reuse Christmas decorations or give to family and friends.
  • Donate usable Christmas ornaments to a participating charity. See the Alberta Recycling Hotline for options.

Broken and unusuable Christmas decorations

Put unusable Christmas ornaments and tinsel in your black cart as garbage.

Special instructions

  • Package broken glass and sharp items safely by putting the pieces into a puncture-resistant, non-breakable container (e.g. plastic tub, plastic pail, laundry detergent container, etc.)
  • Or wrap in two layers of paper and place in a tied bag.
  • Labels as 'sharps' with a permanent marker and place in your black cart.
Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool