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? …

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 …

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 …

Are Egg Cartons Recyclable?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Are egg cartons recyclable? It depends on the materials used to make the cartons. Egg cartons made of foam belong in your black cart as garbage. Egg cartons made of plastic with the recycling symbols 1-7 should be put in your blue cart and recycled. Egg cartons made of cardboard …

How to Get Rid of Expired Bear Spray?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Never put bear spray into your blue cart. Safely dispose of bear spray and pepper spray for free at a household hazardous waste drop-off. You can bring up to 20 litres of household chemicals per week. Designated fire station – put in secure bear spray bin. City landfill Throw ‘n’ …

How to Recycle or Get Rid of Household Appliances?

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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 …

Garage Cleanup Tips

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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 …