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How to recycle paper labels on containers

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Paper labels on containers

Paper label

Recycle paper container labels:

  • In your blue cart
  • At a community recycling depot

Special instructions

  • Remove paper labels from plastic containers, glass jars and food cans where possible. Recycle each item separately in your blue cart.
  • Paper labels/stickers that are not easily removed are ok to leave on container.
  • Put stickers into the black cart as garbage.

Why should I remove paper labels?
By removing labels, this helps to make the containers cleaner and more ready for being recycled into a new product. The paper labels are then also recycled into new paper products.

Community recycling depot locations listed below:

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