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 …

Calgary Recycling Facts

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Do you wonder what’s happening with your recyclables in Calgary? Over 80% of your blue bin materials are sorted and recycled. Contamination happens when the wrong items are put into the wrong bins. This can create serious challenges at the sorting facility. Your recyclables get turned into all sorts of things! By recycling and composting, we have reduced black cart …

Where Should Furniture Go?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! From time to time, you need to get rid of furniture such as Sofas, couches Tables, desks Shelves Chairs, … Because they are broken, or because you are simply replacing them with new ones. Where should we place used furniture? Furniture in good condition Donate or drop-off items to participating …

Metal Cans

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Metal cans are used widely for food and beverage alike. Common items packed in metal cans include: Coffee Cookies & biscuits Sardine and tuna Beans, vegetables and soups Pet food for dogs or cats Where do we place metal cans? Rinse and dry the cans before recycling; Place metal lids …