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How to recycle holiday and birthday items

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 Holiday and birthday items

Christmas Holiday Items

There are a number of donation, recycling and disposal options for your Christmas, holiday and birthday items. Learn more by visiting the links below.

To find the collection schedule for The City of Calgary on statutory holidays, visit holiday garbage and recycling collection schedule.

Christmas Decorations

Artificial trees
Christmas lights
Decorations 
Ornaments
Real trees

Wrapping paper, boxes and packaging

Bubble wrap and plastic bags
Cardboard boxes
Cards and envelopes
Foam packaging
Paper and gift bags
Plastic packaging
Ribbon and bows
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper (foil and metalic-coated)
Wrapping paper (tissue, glossy or matte)

Gifts

Batteries
Clothing and shoes
Electronics
Household items
Toys

Holiday items: Tinsel, garland, string, metal wrap, foam peanuts, fake tree