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How to dispose of compostable plastic takeout containers

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Compostable plastic takeout containers and cups

Compostable plastic cup

Put plastic containers and cups labelled compostable in the black cart as garbage.

If you live in an apartment, condo, townhouse or other multi-family complex, check with your compost collection company to see if they accept these containers.

Why can't this be composted/recycled?

Plastic materials are not accepted in the green cart because these items do not breakdown quickly enough during the composting process at our facility.

Compostable plastic containers are not accepted in the blue cart because this type of plastic is not acceptable in the program.

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool