Organized and De-Cluttered!

 Recycling Resources and Charitable Donations

Drop Off Information


Spread the Love, Keep our City Green
Recycle, Reduce Reuse all part of Organizing and the 5 S Methodology used by Calm Order

Recycle, Reduce Reuse all part of Organizing and the 5 S Methodology used by Calm Order





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.


Alberta's Recycling hotline 1-800-463-6326

to speak with a live operator Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm


Residential Recycling Programs through the City Of Calgary

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

  • Plastics with the recycling symbol 1-7 (excluding foam cups, containers or packaging)
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Metal food cans and foil
  • Beverage containers

 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

 The Calgary Humane Society occasionally needs good quality, clean carpet to line cages. Please
call (403) 205-4455 for more details Old Blankets and Towels - Contact your local Humane Society

The (Habitat for Humanity) ReStore Recycles doors, appliances, furniture, lumber, electrical and plumbing supplies, and other building supplies
Visit for locations and contact information. 
Bay 125, 2323 - 32 Avenue NE - (403) 291-6764
5200 – 64 Avenue SE - (403) 205-4180

Canadian Diabetes 1 (800) 505-5525
Clothing and small household items with a D on the bag or box.

Alberta Association for Community Living

Goodwill Industries of Alberta
(403) 259-4297
Visit for locations and contact information.
Goodwill accepts donations of household items in working order including clothing, toys, books,
accessories, shoes and boots, electronics, small appliances, furniture, art, music.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores
Visit for locations and contact information.
Accepts clothing and household items.

MCC Thrift Shop
2946 32 Street NE in Calgary - (403) 272-0282
Accepts donations of clothing, books, household goods, furniture, small appliances, electronics, etc.
Will pick up furniture by appointment. Drop-off hours are Monday to Saturday from 9:30 - 4:30.

Value Village
Visit Value Village for locations and contact information.
Accepts clothing, books, shoes, bags and belts, electronics, toys, infant goods, kitchenware, plastic ware,
sporting goods, vintage items, suitcases and wicker.

Women in Need Society
Visit Women in Need for locations and contact information.
Each Thrift Store offers clean and gently used merchandise including clothing, dishes, cookware,
household goods, furniture and books.

Calgary Drop-in Centre

The DI will accept all donations at their new Donation Centre located at 3640 11A Street NE,  off Deerfoot Trail NE (except food which will be accepted at our Downtown Centre). Phone: 403-264-0856.This new Receiving Centre was developed to better serve a growing demand of individuals in need of household items. Please call DI center for any changes to donation locations and current needs.

Eye Glasses
Most optical retailers such as Lens Crafters and Pearle Vision accept donations of old eyeglasses with or without cases at all locations.  Please call your local retailer.

Old Mattresses?  Re-matt

See below for location and pricing.

Neighbor Link
Welcome furniture, household items and baby supplies


Re-use Websites

Is a centralized network of online urban communities, featuring free classified advertisements (with jobs,internships, housing, personals, for sale/barter/wanted, services, community, etc) and forums sorted by
various topics.
A 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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