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How to dispose of wool clothing and products

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Items made out of wool

Take items made out of wool to any City landfill for free textile recycling.

Special instructions

  • Our Throw 'N' Go bins accept wool clothing, wool dryer balls and other wool accessories.
  • Place items inside a bag before dropping off at the landfill.
  • This helps keeps the clothing dry and makes it easier to collect.
  • If you bring other garbage in your load, landfill charges will apply.

Learn more about The City of Calgary's textile recycling program.

Why can't wool items be composted?

  • Many textiles are made of a mix of organic and synthetic fibres that will contaminate the finished compost
  • These manufactured products will not break down properly during the composting process.

Landfill locations listed below:

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