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 …

Usable or Damaged Clothes and Shoes

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Can you recycle clothing, shoes and textiles? Yes! Don’t put textiles in the garbage! There are many ways to keep clothing, shoes and textiles out of the City landfills. Donate usable clothing and shoes to local charities or drop-off charity bins near you. Be sure to contact them first to …

How to Recycle Batteries

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Batteries are an important part of our daily life, but do you know how to correctly recycle batteries? We have carts of three different colors: Black Cart, Blue Cart & Green Cart, and you may ask where you should place batteries. The answer is no, you cannot place batteries (rechargeable …

Parchment Paper & Aluminum Foil

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When we cook or bake in an oven, we often line the baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Where should we place them after we finish cooking? Find the answer in today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers and different creative ways to reuse aluminum foils! Parchment paper Parchment paper is compostable and belongs to your green …

What to do with your tree after Christmas?

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Did you buy a real Christmas tree for Christmas this year? Those who still have it up for some extra festive cheer should know that dry trees is actually a common cause for holiday fires. If you want to keep your tree up still, please keep the tree well-watered, avoid overloading outlets and turn lights off when you’re not home. …

Unusable Christmas Trees

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of unusable Christmas trees! Unusable artificial Christmas trees Artificial trees are usually made from PVC plastic and wires. Break down unusable artificial trees and put them in your black cart as garbage.​ Real Christmas trees A freshly cut real Christmas tree …

Recent Changes to City Services and Facilities

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Based on the new provincewide public health measures & restrictions announced on December 8, some services offered by the City of Calgary are being temporarily impacted. Public Transit Bus services and C-Train are open but running with a reduced number of trips and frequency. Get the latest updates on changes to Calgary Transit service. Watch our Smart Tips video and …

Used or Broken Glass

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Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of glass! Glass Beverage Bottles These include wine bottles, beer bottles, and any glass bottles used for drinks. The 1st option is to get a refund from a bottle depot – Bottle Depot Recycling Information Alternatively, you may recycle broken/unbroken glass …