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 …

Can We Recycle Bottle Caps and Lids?

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Put small metal lids and small plastic lids in your black cart as garbage. Here are some tips: If the lid is smaller than the palm of your hand, it belongs in the garbage. If you take your beverage containers directly back to a bottle depot, it is ok to …

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 …

Makeup and Cosmetics

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Where should we place used makeup and cosmetics? Old and used makeup cases, tubes and cosmetics containers belong your black cart as garbage: Eyeshadow and eyebrow palettes Lipstick Lip gloss Mascara tubes Eyeliner and brow pencils Makeup brushes and applicators Note that brand-new (100% unused and untouched) cosmetics, skin care …

Where Should Plastic Bags Go

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! The first mass-produced plastic was invented in 1907. Since the 1960s, we largely depend on plastic in our daily life to the point that we are drowning in it. Nowadays, people are encouraged to use compostable paper bags or reusable cloth bags in place of single-use plastic bags. Every single …

Garbage, Recycling & Composting Pickup Schedule

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! The City of Calgary has a simple tool to help you find out your Blue, Black and Green Cart collection day schedule. You can also sign up to receive free pickup day reminders. Visit Find Your Pickup Day, type your address in the purple search box: Collection schedules and reminders …