Calgary Recycling Facts

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Do you wonder what’s happening with your recyclables in Calgary?
  • Over 80% of your blue bin materials are sorted and recycled.
  • Contamination happens when the wrong items are put into the wrong bins. This can create serious challenges at the sorting facility.
  • Your recyclables get turned into all sorts of things!
  • By recycling and composting, we have reduced black cart garbage by 50% in Calgary.
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Calgarians, keep up the good work! Before you go, don’t forget to follow our article series –
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*Information in this post is taken from the official website of the City of Calgary https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/recycling-information/residential-services/blue-cart-recycling/recycle-facts.html on April 8, 2021