Parchment Paper & Aluminum Foil

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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?

Michelle Mak Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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

Lisa C. Community, COVID-19, Daily Life, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information

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 …

How to Recycle Lotion Containers

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information

Welcome to today’s Residential Recycling & Disposal Info for Newcomers! Today, let’s learn how to properly recycle or dispose of leftover lotion, lotion bottle and tube! Lotion tube Put all types of lotion tubes into your black cart as garbage. It’s okay if there’s leftover lotion or cream inside the tube. You can put the whole thing into your black …

Reduce, Recycle and Compost – Cooking Tips for Holidays

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News

Food waste is a big problem worldwide, especially in developed countries like Canada. We all have the responsibility to take action to address food loss and waste. Here are some tips to reduce food loss in your kitchen during holiday season and all year round. Reducing food waste Check your pantry regularly for nearing-expiry items Know what you already have …

How to Correctly Recycle Electronic Items

Lisa C. Community, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Uncategorized

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

Lisa C. Daily Life, Newcomer Information, Settlement & Community News, Updates

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

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Newcomer Information

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 …