Residential Recycling Programs through the City Of Calgary

The City of Calgary is serious about recycling and have set ambitious goals for the future to reduce waste added to our Calgary landfills. The City of Calgary has along-term goal is to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills to just 20 per cent, and recycling or recovering 80 per cent of waste materials by the year 2020.

Often we get asked what goes where? The City has supplied a terrific resource to assist you in your allocating of recyclables.

Alberta's Recycling Hotline 1-800-463-6326 | Speak with a live operator Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm.

Electronics Recycling - Electronic Drop Off Locations

Recycle old and unusable electronics, free of charge Includes such items as:

  • TVs (all sizes) 
  • Laptops
  • Desktop computers
  • Printers
  • Computer monitors (some restrictions apply)

Books Recycling- Donating

Community Recycling Depots - Recycling Locations

 Apartment or Condo Programs - Link to City Of Calgary Recycling Programs

Green Calgary's Reduce Reuse and Recycle Guide A comprehensive list of where and what is taken in the City of Calgary. Some items include:

  • Appliances
  • Vehicles
  • Tires
  • Oils/ filters
  • Batteries

Freecycle -  great resource for finding items or getting rid of items, and the best part is that everything is FREE! You must join the group to have access to the service but membership is absolutely free. 

Please check with the appropriate organization online or calling for the most up to date information.   We have tried to make the list accurate as possible, however things do change from time to time.

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Who would have guessed! Crayola has a new program where they recycle your old Markers!  Click here to find out if your area applies .