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How to recycle paper cups

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Paper cups

Recycle empty paper cups in your blue cart or community recycling depot, including:

  • Coffee cups and sleeves (example: Tim Hortons, McDonalds)
  • Fast food drink cups
  • Paper soup containers
  • Frozen yogurt cups

Special instructions

  • Put plastic lids, cutlery and stir sticks in your black cart as garbage.
  • Remove the cardboard sleeve for recycling

Why can't this be composted?

Paper cups have a plastic lining to prevent the container from becoming soggy. To ensure we are creating the highest quality compost possible, leave this item out of your green cart.

Community recycling depot locations listed here:

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