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Construction and demolition waste

The Spyhill and East Calgary Landfills accept clean separated loads of some recyclable items at a reduced rate.

Construction and demolition recycling materials

Recyclable wood - Dimensional lumber, pallets, and other items that are made of raw and unprocessed wood. Please note: Commercial loads of sawdust are not accepted at City landfills.

Drywall - Gypsum wallboard that has less than 2% by weight of garbage, wood, metal and other contaminants.

Asphalt shingles - Please note: effective January 1, 2019 and until further notice, this material will no longer be accepted for recycling at a reduced rate, and the basic sanitary rate will be charged for asphalt shingles coming into the landfill.

Cardboard (as capacity allows)

Special instructions

All loads must be separated and free of garbage. Cardboard must be broken down and fit inside the bin deposit slots provided. Third-party companies collect and recycle the materials.

These materials are also on the Disposal Surcharge Materials List and all of them are readily recyclable. Landfill staff inspect commercial vehicle loads of garbage and any that contain designated materials are subject to a higher rate to encourage recycling.

Do you have large quantities of cardboard to recycle?

Large quantities of cardboard can be collected separately at your site and taken to private recycling processors in Calgary. For more information, check with your hauler.

Can I take these materials anywhere else to recycle?

Yes, there are many private recyclers that can accept these materials for recycling. See our Business Waste resources for more options.

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