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About Waste & Recycling Services


Who is Waste & Recycling Services?

Waste & Recycling collects waste, manages landfills and operates waste diversion programs and facilities for residential and commercial customers in Calgary.

Our mission - To provide waste resource management services for the community, to protect public health and the environment.

Our vision - To lead the community towards zero waste. Our goal is to divert 70 per cent of waste from City of Calgary landfills in all sectors, including residential, businesses and organizations, construction and demolition by 2025.

Waste & Recycling Services overview

We provide residential garbage and recycling collection for a city of more than one million people, manage active and inactive landfills to protect public health and the environment and develop and deliver education programs that support reduce, reuse, recycle and residual management.

At Waste & Recycling Serv​ices, we perform the following services:

Collect residential waste as defined under Waste & Recycling Bylaw 20M2001.

Collect limited commercial and industrial waste on a fee-for-service basis.

Operate three landfills, available to Calgary and the surrounding region.

The City of Calgary is the first public waste management organization in Western Canada to achieve registration for ISO 14001.

Learn more about our diversion programs on the pages below:

Provide a variety of waste diversion programs:

  • Black cart garbage collection
  • Blue Cart recycling and community recycling depots
  • Green Cart food and yard waste
  • Fall yard waste drop-off
  • Electronics recycling
  • Household hazardous waste collection and disposal programs
  • Recycling activities for selected materials at landfill sites