Used Masks & Gloves

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers!

We are in the middle of a pandemic and inevitably we produce COVID-19 infected waste, such as used masks and gloves.

Are used masks and gloves recyclable?
  • The answer is no. Dispose of used masks and gloves into your back cart. They are considered garbage.
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All types of used masks and gloves are treated as garbage, including but not limited to
  • Rubber gloves, latex gloves, plastic gloves, etc.
  • N95 masks, surgical masks, cotton masks, knitted masks, etc.

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The City of Calgary has a residential recycling and disposal search tool. Check out the “What Goes Where” list here: