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How to dispose of tampons and feminine products

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Tampons and sanitary napkins

Tampon

Put tampons and these related items in your black cart as garbage:

  • Tampon applicators (paper and plastic)
  • All forms of sanitary liners (including the backing paper)
  • Napkins
  • Pads

Special instructions

  • Wrap soiled items in toilet paper or put in a garbage bag before disposing.
  • Never flush sanitary products down the toilet as it can harm drainage pipes and the environment.
Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
Description: Residential recycling and disposal search tool