Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers!
How to properly recycle or get rid of of household appliances? The short answer to this question is: it depends!
If the appliances still work, check these local charities if they accept donation:
- Calgary Drop In Centre
- Habitat for Humanity Restore (NE location only)
- Women In Need Society
- Other donation options
Smaller old/broken appliances should be taken to an electronics recycling drop-off.
This is for appliances have a power cord or runs on a battery/charger:
- Rice cookers
- Slow cookers
- Pressure cookers
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
- Heaters, including portable heaters, patio heaters, space heaters, etc.
Larger appliances should be taken to a City landfill for recycling. Landfill charges will apply.
- Washers and dryers
- Dishwashers, etc.
Old or broken microwaves, even though they are usually considered as small appliances, also fall into this category. Take them to a City landfill for free recycling.
Word of the Day:Dehumidifier: an electronical appliance that reduces moisture in the air.
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: https://www.calgary.ca/uep/wrs/what-goes-where/a-to-z-listing.html#P