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  • Real Christmas tree recycling

    Do you have a real Christmas tree in your home this year? If so, you can turn it into useful mulch instead of garbage through the annual Christmas Tree Recycling program. Crews will pick up real Christmas trees from homes that receive residential bla...

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  • Multi-family recycling update - December 2014

    On November 4, City Council approved an amendment to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw. Under this amendment, multi-family housing (condos, townhouses, apartments, mobile home parks or any other complex with five or more units on a single parcel of land)...

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  • Blue cart 5 year anniversary

    This year our blue cart recycling program celebrates its fifth year in operation. In those five years, we’ve recycled over 350,000,000 kilograms of material. That’s more than 2,300 blue whales!  We’d like to recycle another 350,000,000 kilograms of m...

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  • Garbage and recycling tips

    Each week The City of Calgary collects over 5,000 tonnes of garbage and recycling from about 300,000 residential homes each week, that’s the equivalent weight of 733 elephants! This is why we need your help to ensure that our collection staff can do ...

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  • Four-plex cart sharing trial

    As part of our goal to reduce the amount of waste sent to our landfills by 2020, The City has been looking at various ways to make recycling and composting easier. Since March 2012, the community of Southwood has been participating in the green cart ...

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  • Spring Yard Waste Drop-Off

    Each year The City allows Calgarians to bring their spring yard waste to landfills for composting free of charge. This year it will take place between April 18 and June 1. Before leaving for the landfill, pleases remember to do the following:• Make s...

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  • Multi-Family Recycling Strategy Update

    On January 29, the Standing Policy Committee on Utilities and Corporate Services recommended that Council approve a strategy for implementing a multi-family residential recycling program. Here are a few quick facts about the strategy: • A bylaw amend...

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  • City of Calgary 2013 Highlights

    2013 was a big year for Calgary, not just because of the flood in June. The City has created an infographic that captures the highlights of what we have achieved together over the past year. Our population grew to 1,149,552 people, living in 223 comm...

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