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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