Garage Cleanup Tips

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

It’s spring cleaning time! Got these items from your garage?
  • Gardening items: garden hoses; trays, pots, soil, etc.
  • Outdoor furniture: lawn chairs, side tables, etc.
  • Chemicals and motor oil
Put these items in the right place!
  • Old garden hoses belong to your black cart as garbage.
  • Chemicals, motor oil and propane tanks should be taken to a designated fire station or City landfill for safe disposal.
  • Plastic bedding trays and pots should be rinsed out and put in your blue cart for recycling.
  • Extra soil goes into your green cart.
  • Broken patio furniture: smaller items like lawn chairs, stools and side tables go to your black cart. Take unusable bulky furniture to a City landfill. Landfill charges will apply.

Word of the Day:

Patio: a paved outdoor area next to a house.
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: