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How to dispose of biodegradable products

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Biodegradable products

Put products labelled as "biodegradable" in your black cart as garbage.

Common biodegradable products include bags, plastic cutlery and take out containers.

Why can't this be recycled/composted?

Biodegradable products cannot be recycled as they are made of multi-materials that cannot be separated and processed properly. They also cannot be composted either as the materials do not decompose and break down into smaller pieces of plastic-based material.

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