Makeup and Cosmetics

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics?

Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage:

  • Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Mascara tubes
  • Eyeliner and brow pencils
  • Makeup brushes and applicators

Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care and personal care products can be donated to Making Changes Association.

Nail polish and nail polish remover
Learn about different carts here:

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