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How to compost untreated wood

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Wood – Untreated

Untreated wood

Untreated wood includes wood with no paints, stains or veneers. It excludes particle board, plywood, MDF and OSB. Wood must be free of nails, screws, etc.

Small quantities of untreated wood

Put small amounts of wood in your green cart.

Size restrictions

Wood pieces must be less than:

  • 15 cm (6 inches) in diameter
  • 1.25 m (4 feet) in length

Make sure the lid of the cart can close.

Put wood shavings and sawdust in a certified compostable bag or paper bag. Place the tied up/rolled up bag in your green cart.

Large quantities of untreated wood

Take large amounts of untreated wood from renovations and demolitions to a City landfill. Landfill charges will apply.

If you are business with untreated wood to dispose of, see our Business Waste resources for options.

Landfill locations listed below:

Title: What Goes Where?
Author: City of Calgary
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