Election Sign Recycling

The Election is over! Thank you to everyone who came out to vote, it seemed like a good turnout this year...Thank you to a Canyon Meadows resident for sending the following info: Calgary's Waste and Recycling Services WILL recycle corrugated plastic signs and separated (metal or wood) stakes at no charge between October 15th and 29th. DO NOT PLACE campaign signs in your blue carts. DO NOT take signs to community recycling depots. TO RECYCLE: - Detach the signs from metal or wood stake a...
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Waste Reduction Week / Green Cart Tips

Reduce Your Plastic Use for Waste Reduction Week Did you know that small plastic items can’t be recycled in your blue cart? They are too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility. By reducing your use of these plastics you can help reduce plastic litter, keep plastics out of our waterways and protect our wildlife. Straws: Straws suck! When ordering your drink tell your server that you'll pass on the straw and drink directly out of the cup instead. Cutlery: Ordering takeout or deli...
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Canyon Meadows Neighbour Day 2017

Neighbour Day was a great success in Canyon Meadows on June 17, 2017. You know you have a good turn out when you've provided the same amount of food as previous years but ran out shortly after the first hour! Thanks to all our guests for your patience while we had to restock. The estimated attendance was 300+ friendly neighbours including our Councillor Dianne Colley-Urquhart and our MP Bob Benzen. It was my first year organizing this event and I'm grateful for the support from previous organ...
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Pathway and Bikeway Engagement

The City of Calgary is collecting feedback from Calgarians throughout the month of June. Whether you use Calgary pathways and bikeways to commute to work or school, for exercise or to explore our city, we want to hear about your experience. We’re planning for the future so that it’s easier for you to get to your destinations and explore Calgary using our pathway and bikeway network. You can participate in our online survey until June 30 by visiting Calgary.ca/pathwaybikeway. 
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Blue Cart Recycling Tip of the Month – Metal

Did you know that tin food cans and tin foil are the only “metal” that can go in your blue cart? Frying pans, bike tires, car parts and propane tanks are all no-no’s! Here are some common “metal” items you may have in your home and the proper way to recycle or dispose it. Yes – can go in your blue cart Safely dispose – household hazardous waste drop-offs Scrap metal recycling – bring to a City landfill (charges will apply) or to a metal recycler. Tin foil – cru...
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Blue Cart Recycling Tip of the Month – Bags

Bag your bags! Always bundle your plastic bags before recycling Loose plastic bags cause problems at the recycling facility. They fly around, become stuck in other recyclables, jam equipment and cause costly delays. Bundle your plastic bags into a single bag before putting into your blue cart or community recycling depot. Learn more tips for preparing your recyclables at calgary.ca/recycling. YES! Bundle all stretchy plastic bags together in one bag and tie the handles closed. Acceptable pl...
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