COVID-19 Home Test Kit

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used COVID-19 home test kit? Put the home testing devices into your black cart as garbage, including any small plastic components. Recycle cardboard and paper packaging in your blue cart or at a community recycling depot Learn about different carts here: Black Cart, Blue Cart & …

Best Before vs. Expiry Dates

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How foods are regulated in Canada might be quite different from your home country. Today, let’s understand the difference between the Best Before date and. the Expiry or Expiration date. Best Before, Best By, or BF dates are about the food quality (freshness, texture, flavour and nutritional value). appear on packaged foods that will keep fresh for 90 days or …

Mobile Vaccination Units Visit Community Libraries

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This week from October 12 to 17, The City of Calgary Mobile Vaccination Unit is adding more visits to local libraries. Upcoming dates and locations: Oct 12 at Quarry Park Library from 11 am to 5 pm Oct 13 at Country Hills Library from 2 pm to 5:30 pm Oct 13 at Judith Umbach Library from 3 pm to 7 …

How to Recycle Books

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! If they are in okay-ish conditions, donate or drop-off used books to: Little Free Library Calgary Reads Used bookstores Old and unusable books and book that are falling apart: Place in your blue cart Drop off at a community recycling depot for free How do I prepare books for disposal? …

Calgary Zoo New Entrance Requirements

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Effective Monday, September 20, the Calgary Zoo will require all Calgary Zoo visitors aged 12 years and older to show proof of one of the following in order to gain entry: Government-issued proof of COVID-19 double vaccination; Proof of a negative COVID-19 test, taken within the previous 72 hours prior to entrance; or Documentation of a medical exemption Verification will …

Dead plants, soil and plant pots

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Summer is winding down, and the growing season for many summer plants are ending. How do we propertly get rid of dead plants, soil and plant pots? Are any of these items recyclable? Dead Plants, leftover soil or dirt: Soil and dirt belong to your green cart as they are …

Eau Claire Area Pathway Detours

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The City of Calgary is investing in Eau Claire to create a landmark area where Calgarians can proudly participate in a desirable, active and lively cultural destination. Multiple projects are underway to create great spaces for Calgarians to live, work and play. The first pathway closure begins August 9 on Riverfront Avenue from 1 St SE to 2 St SW. …

Pedestrian Push Buttons

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Many intersections in Calgary have a button marked push button to cross. At these locations, pedestrians must activate the pedestrian crossing signal by pressing the button to ensure sufficient time is given to cross the street safely. To help keep Calgarians safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, The City of Calgary installed touchless push-button technology at two high pedestrian traffic locations …

Which Plastics Are Recyclable?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Do you stare at your empty plastics wondering if it belongs in the blue cart? Ask yourself this question to be sure you recycle your plastics right. Is it a container? If your plastic is a container like a bottle, jug, or tub, it can be recycled. Make sure it’s …