Calgary businesses and organizations produce one third of all waste going to City landfills, yet more than half of waste from businesses can be recycled. Council approved changes in 2015 to the Waste and Recycling Bylaw which now requires all businesses and organizations in Calgary to recycle paper, cardboard, glass, plastic film and containers, food cans and foil, scrap metal and untreated wood beginning November 1, 2016. These changes are all part of the City’s Waste Diversion Strategy that helps divert waste from the Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) sector.
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If you are a business that produces waste, a waste hauler, or a waste processor, the City has details about these changes and other upcoming changes. To help with the transition, the City also offers support tools and information. By integrating Calgary businesses and organizations to the recycling strategy, there will be a significant impact to the reduction of waste in our city.
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