About Waste & Recycling Services
Who is Waste & Recycling Services?
Waste & Recycling collects waste, manages landfills and operates waste diversion programs and facilities for residential and commercial customers in Calgary.
Our mission - To enable Calgarians to reduce and manage their waste responsibly, now and into the future.
Waste & Recycling Services overview
We provide residential garbage and recycling collection for a city of more than one million people, manage active and inactive landfills to protect public health and the environment and develop and deliver education programs that support reduce, reuse, recycle and residual management.
At Waste & Recycling Services, we perform the following services:
Collect residential waste as defined under Waste & Recycling Bylaw 4M2020.
Collect limited commercial and industrial waste on a fee-for-service basis.
Operate three landfills, available to Calgary and the surrounding region.
The City of Calgary is the first public waste management organization in Western Canada to achieve registration for WRS ISO 14001 Certificate.
Provide a variety of waste diversion programs:
- Black cart garbage collection
- Blue Cart recycling and community recycling depots
- Green Cart food and yard waste
- Spring and Fall yard waste drop-off
- Electronics recycling
- Household hazardous waste collection and disposal programs
- Recycling activities for selected materials at landfill sites
Learn more about our diversion programs on the pages below: