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How to dispose of cookware and small household items

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Cookware, cutlery and small household items

Cookware and small household items

Useable household goods

Reuse useable household goods, give to family and friends or donate to participating charities. See Alberta Recycling Hotline for more options.

Broken and unusable household goods

Put unusable cookware or housewares in your black cart as garbage. These items include the following:

  • Dishes, plates, and serving platters
  • Lamps and lampshades
  • Knives
  • Clocks
  • Window blinds
  • Umbrellas
  • Air mattresses
  • Picture frames
  • Garden hoses and snow shovels
  • Sewing machines
  • Typewriters

Special instructions

  • Package glass items and knives safely by putting them 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