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Electronics recycling for residents

Old and used electronics can be recycled at various locations around Calgary.

Please note: Our City landfills accept different electronics materials than other electronics recycling depots.

Follow these resources to find the right place to take your old computer, television and other electronic gadgets.

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Electronics recycling for businesses

If you have large volumes of electronics to recycle, see a list of electronics processors that may be able to accept electronics items. Visit Electronics Recycling for Business.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about how our electronics recycling program works and why it is so important to recycle these items. Visit Electronics Recycling FAQ.


City landfills

The City of Calgary landfills can accept the following electronics items below for free recycling. There is no charge to bring electronics to a City landfill unless your load contains other garbage.

The City is participating in a two-year pilot with Alberta Recycling Management Authority (ARMA) to help divert even more electronic items from the landfill. The pilot will expand the scope of residential electronic products that be recycled without adding new consumer fees.

Electronic materials are accepted at City landfills and do not belong in your blue cart.

Small appliances

Examples

  • Microwave
  • Clock
  • Fan
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater
  • Iron
  • Toaster
  • Shaver
  • Vacuum

Special instructions

Includes home countertop appliances, non-heating with a power cord and/or rechargeable battery and charger.

TVs

Examples

  • Televisions - all sizes
  • TV remote controls
  • HDMI cables

Special instructions

We accept TVs larger than 30 inches.

Mobile devices

Examples

  • Cellphones and PDAs
  • iPhones
  • Android smartphones
  • iPads, iPad mini
  • Samsung Galaxy Tablets
  • Other Android tablets
  • Charging cables and plugs

Special instructions

Remember to remove your personal data from mobile devices before dropping off for recycling.

Computers and accessories

Examples

  • Desktop computers and laptops
  • Keyboards, computer mice
  • Computer cables
  • Printers, scanners, fax machines
  • CPUs and servers
  • Monitors
  • Webcams
  • Routers and modems
  • Optical drives and hard drives
  • Charging cables and plugs

Special instructions

Remember to remove your personal data from mobile devices before dropping off for recycling.

Audio and visual equipment

Examples

  • Radios (all kinds)
  • Stereos
  • CD players
  • Cassette players and boomboxes
  • VCRs and DVD players
  • Speakers (no wooden speakers)
  • Digital and security cameras
  • Calculators
  • Projectors
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • Mp3 players, iPods
  • Microphones
  • Soundboards, mixing consoles
  • Charging cables and plugs
  • Satellite dish and radio
  • Video cameras
  • Radar detectors

Telecom

Examples

  • Answering machine
  • Landline phone
  • Modem and router
  • Pager
  • Satellite phone
  • Speakerphone

Power and air tools

Examples

  • Drill
  • Grinder
  • Miter saw
  • Nail gun
  • Air compressor
  • Sharpener
  • Shop vacuum
  • Skillsaw
  • Table saw

Special instructions

Rechargeable battery must be attached to tool to be considered for recycling.

Games, toys and music

Examples

  • Action figures
  • Amplify
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Ride-on-toy
  • Toy robot
  • Toy vehicle
  • Video gaming equipment

The list above is just a sample of appliances and electronics that can now be recycled at City landfills. See the full list of accepted items.

If you are not sure where to put an item, check What Goes Where.

City landfill hours and locations

For hour and locations, visit Landfill Hours and Locations or view the map below:


City partnered recycling depots

We work with the following partner organizations who are registered with the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

These electronics recycling depots are for residential use only.

Only the following items are accepted:

  • Televisions (TVs larger than 30 inches)
  • TV remote controls and HDMI cables
  • Laptops and notebooks
  • Desktop computers
  • Printers, scanners and fax machines
  • Computer monitors
  • iPads, iPad mini
  • Samsung Galaxy tablets and other Android tablets
  • Computer accessories including computer speakers, cables and mice
  • Charging cables and plugs that come with the items above
Electronics recycling partner depot locations
Address Hours of Operation Site details

Ecco Recycling

10114 24 St S.E.

  • Mon – Fri: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat: 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Sun: Closed

See a staff member upon arrival. They will take items to the collection bin.

Habitat for Humanity Calgary Restore

  • Mon - Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday and holidays: 
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Self-service depot. Bring material inside the store and see associate for details.


Other electronics recycling options

For other registered recycling options and locations, please visit the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.

Many large retail chain stores provide recycling kiosks that accept limited assortment of old or unwanted consumer electronics.

Contact each business directly to find out what items are accepted, any associated fees, along with locations and hours. You can also donate working computers and other electronics to local charities. Find options at the Alberta Recycling Hotline.

Electronics recycling and your privacy

Remember to protect your privacy: Clear personal information from computers, cell phones and electronics prior to dropping off (wipe your drives/clear your SIM cards).

The City of Calgary is not responsible for personal information contained on your electronic devises by City non-partnered recycling depots.