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How to recycle untreated wood

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 Wood – Untreated


Untreated wood means no paints, stains or veneers and excludes particle board, plywood, MDF and OSB. Wood must be free of nails, screws, etc.

Residential

Recycle it - City of Calgary Throw 'n' Go

Clean, separated loads of untreated wood can be recycled at all City landfills at a reduced rate. Large quantities from renovations and demolitions should be brought to the City landfill.

Throw it out - Black Cart

Small quantities of untreated wood and dimensional lumber can be put in the black cart. Wood pieces must be less than 15 cm (6") in diameter and shorter than 1.25 metres (4 ft.) so it can fit inside the cart. Please ensure the lid of the cart can close.
 
Too much wood in the black cart can be an issue for collection as it can damage the garbage truck.

Landfill locations

 

Commercial

Recycle it - City of Calgary Landfills

Starting November 1, 2016, businesses and organizations in Calgary are required to recycle their unprocessed wood as part of The City's Waste Diversion Strategy.
 
Clean, separated loads of untreated wood can be recycled at all City landfills at a reduced rate. For other recycling opportunities, speak with your hauler or consult Alberta's Recycling Hotline.
 
Commercial vehicle loads of garbage containing any untreated wood will be subject to the Designated Materials Rate at City landfills to encourage recycling instead.
 
Please note: Commercial loads of sawdust are not accepted at City landfills.​
Untreated wood


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