How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! It’s always nice to have the latest technology in your hand. How often do you change your smartphone? With the holiday season approaching fast, many people choose to buy new cellphones during the Black Friday and Boxing Day sales. What to do with old cellphone and other discarded electronics? You …

Gift Wrapping Tips for A Zero-Waste Holiday Season

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It’s almost December! Have you started gift-shopping? Here are some tips on gift wrapping! Reducing waste during holidays Learn about holiday return policies and keep the gift receipt Choose consumable gifts instead (chocolate, home-baked cookies, wine, etc.) Purchase gift cards from local businesses to avoid gift wrapping and support local Donate to a favourite local charity Reuse the following containers …

Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! These are a series of articles to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. Blue Cart Use your Blue Cart or access a community recycling depot to help keep valuable recyclable materials out of City landfills. Items that should go to your Blue Cart …

Toilet Paper Rolls and Paper Towel Rolls

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Welcome to Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! We are starting an exciting new article series to help you learn the right way to recycle, dispose or donate your unwanted items. After you finish using a roll of toilet paper or paper towel: You end up with rolls in the centre, which look like this: Did you know that …

Environmental Student Action Challenge

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Alberta students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 are invited to develop a school-based project to address environmental concerns that directly impact them, their school or their community. Students are invited to submit their project ideas for a chance to receive up to $1,000 that can be used to turn their proposal into a reality give them hands-on experience tackling an …

Virtual Zero Waste Festival 2020

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Hosted by Plastic-Free YYC, the Zero Waste Festival is Western Canada’s largest zero waste festival, bridging the way to plastic-free living. It is an event that welcomes everyone interested in learning how to live more sustainably through practical workshops, informative sessions from leaders within the zero waste movement the showcasing of innovative plastic-free solutions In 2020, the Zero Waste Festival …

Waste & Recycling Pop Quiz

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The City of Calgary Parks and Recreation has created a series of at-home activities for K-12 kids called Citizens of Calgary learning activities. It is an activity plan for kids focusing on different Calgary Council Priorities: a prosperous city a city of inspiring neighbourhoods a city that moves a healthy and green city and a well-run city For example, one …