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How to compost untreated wood

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 Wood – Untreated

Small quantities of untreated wood

Put small amounts of wood in your green cart.

This includes wood with no paints, stains or veneers. It excludes particle board, plywood, MDF and OSB. Wood must be free of nails, screws, etc.

Size restrictions

Wood pieces must be less than:

  • 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter
  • 1.25 m (4 feet) in length

Make sure the lid of the cart can close.

Put wood shavings and sawdust in a certified compostable bag or paper bag. Place the tied up/rolled up bag in your green cart.

Large quantities of untreated wood

Take large amounts of untreated wood from renovations and demolitions to a City landfill. Landfill charges will apply.

Landfill locations listed below:

Commercial quantities of wood

Take clean, separated loads of untreated wood to City landfills at a reduced rate.

Speak with your hauler or see Alberta's Recycling Hotline for other opportunities.

Commercial vehicle loads 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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