Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers!
How to properly recycle or get rid of Christmas lights and decorations? The short answer to this question is: it depends!
If the decorations and lights are still usable,
- Reuse Christmas decorations, or give them away to family and friends.
- Give them away (or sell them at a low price) on Facebook Marketplace.
- Donate them to participating charities. Check out the options here: the Alberta Recycling Hotline.
If the decorations, tinsel and lights are broken and unusable,
Place them in your black cart as garbage;
You can also take broken Christmas lights to a City landfill for metal recycling. Check this map for City landfill locations.
Word of the Day:Tinsel: thin strips of metal foil used for decoration during holidays and celebration
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