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Waste and Recycling Education Resources

 
Calgary is moving towards zero waste through our innovative diversion programs. You can help our environment thrive by reusing, reducing, recycling, and composting your garbage. Our garbage is too good to waste.

 

Learn how it all works:

 


Sort it Right Quiz!

Green, blue or black cart? Landfill Throw ‘n’ Go or household hazardous waste drop-off? Test your sorting knowledge and learn about Calgary's waste diversion programs in a fun way with our waste sorting game. Sort materials correctly and win fun items for your own digital park!


School Tours

City of Calgary

Bring your students to visit and explore what happens to Calgary’s waste. We will teach you the steps you can take to help reduce Calgary’s dependence on landfills.

Visit our Landfill and composting facility tour page for more details.


Green Calgary

Green Kids

Hands on environmental education for Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Shepard Landfill  

Generation Green

Youth programming for Grades 7-12 that promotes positive environmental action.

Composting facility  

Landfill tours

Shepard Landfill

Wonder where your garbage goes? Visit our landfill and learn why waste diversion programs are so important. We will teach you how to reduce the materials that end up there.

Call 311 to book.

*Group must provide bus.



Visit the Composting Facility

Plan an outing to our viewing gallery and get a first-hand look inside Calgary's new compost facility. You will learn how food and yard waste is transformed into a valuable resource.

Call 311 to book.

Composting facility  

Visit the Recycling Facility

Where do materials you toss into your blue cart go? Visit us to learn how recyclables are sorted at the Recycling Facility.

Call 311 to book.

Composting facility


Lunch and Learn

We can make your next lunch hour a learning opportunity at our place or yours.

Workplaces and community groups can call 311 to book.

Calgary Skyline Picture  

English Language Learners

We offer friendly step-by-step instructions on using Calgary's waste and recycling services and programs for groups with varying English levels.

Call 311 to book.


Trade shows and booths

Request a booth for your next environement fair, trade show or community event.

Call 311 to book.

Calgary Skyline Picture  

Kid’s colouring and activity book​

kids coloring book


Have your kids learn about their blue, green and black carts in this fun waste-themed colouring book. Short activities also show what items belong in what bins. Download your copy here​.  ​
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