City of Calgary – Garbage, Recycling, Composting – Pickup Schedule

City of Calgary – Garbage, Recycling, Composting – Pickup Schedule

City of Calgary,  Garbage, Recycling and Composting Guide

The residents of the city of Calgary or Edmonton, who are originally from a Latin American country or Spain, are not very used to recycling and to separate garbage or household waste in the three garbage dumps that the city of Calgary has given us. That’s why and to clear any doubt, here is a list of products that we use daily with the indication on whether you can recycle or not and where to put it.

What do the numbers that appear below each plastic bottle or plastic packaging mean?

Each number identifies a type of plastic and its use, can be useful when deciding what color of trash that material, plastic containers, bottles or utensils. The numbers go from “1” to “7” and this is what they mean:

1. (PET) – Polyethylene terephthalate (used in beverage bottles and food containers such as jelly).
2. (HDPE) – High density polyethylene (used in detergent containers).
3. (V) – Polyvinyl chloride (used in cutlery and other plastic utensils).
4.(LDPE) – Low density polyethylene (used in plastic wrap and supermarket bags).
5. (PP) – Polypropylene (used in bottle caps and straws).
6. (PS) – Polystyrene (used in packaging materials).
7. Others (when it is a product of the mixture of several types of plastic).

Finally look for the product in this table of “City of Calgary” where you can find without doubt in which dumpster or “Bin” put everything and start doing our work of recycling to 100%

A

A&W burger wrapper

A/C unit

Absorbent pads – meat

Advil bottle

Aerosol can

Aerosol cans – personal care

Air compressor

Air conditioner

Air freshener – aerosol

Air freshener – plastic bottle

Air freshener – plastic cone

Air freshener – refill

Air mattress

Air tank – welding

Air Wick air freshener refill

Alkaline batteries

All-in-one computer

Almond butter

Almonds

Aluminum downspout

Aluminum foil, plates and containers

Aluminum gutter

Aluminum siding

Aluminum siding

Amaryllis

Ammunition

Animal bedding

Animals and animal waste

Anti-freeze

Antibacterial soap

Antiperspirant

Apple Watch

Applesauce cup seal

Applesauce pouch

Appliance – bathroom

Appliance – large

Appliance – medium-sized

Appliance – small

Aromatherapy diffuser

Asbestos

Asphalt

Asphalt shingles

Automotive batteries

Automotive chemicals

Avocado

B

Baby bottle – plastic, reusable

Baby carriers

Baby food jar seal

Baby food squeeze pouch

Baby monitors

Baby seats

Baby wipes

Babybel cheese wax

Backpacks

Bacon fat

Bag – coffee

Bag – non-stretchy plastic

Bag – paper

Bag – stretchy plastic

Bagel

Bags – certified compostable

Baguette

Bakery bag – paper with plastic window

Bakery box – paper

Bakery box – plastic

Bakeware – metal

Baking chocolate

Baking cup

Baking goods

Baking powder

Baking sheet

Baking soda

Ballast – light

Balloon

Balsamic vinaigrette

Band-aids

Bar soap

Barbecue grill

Barbecue sauce bottle – plastic

Barbeque grill

Barbeque lighter

Barbeque sauce

Barbeque skewers – wooden

Barley

Bathroom countertop

Bathtub

Batteries

Batteries – Automotive

Batteries – Car

Batteries – Cell phone

Batteries – Laptop

Batteries – Non-rechargeable

Batteries – Rechargeable

Battery – Mobile phone

BBQ

Beans

Beans – coffee

Bear spray

Beard wax

Bed sheets plastic storage bag

Bedding plant pots

Beef

Beef jerky

Beef jerky bag

Beer lids

Beeswax – candle

Beeswax product

Belts

Berry container

Beverage container – Tetra Pak frozen juice container

Beverage containers

Beverage containers – Milk cartons, bottles and jugs

Beverage containers – Tetra Pak cartons and packages

Beverages

Bicycle

Bicycle tire

Bike

Bike – exercise equipment

Bike helmet

Bike tire

Binder

Bio-medical waste

Biodegradable bags

Biodegradable containers

Biodegradable packing peanuts

Biodegradable products

Biscuit

Biscuit tin

Black eyed peas

Black plastic – container

Black plastic – tray

Blankets

Bleach

Blender

Blender

Blinds – window

Blister packaging

Blue cheese

Blue shop towels

BluRay

Boat

Body lotion – tube

Body lotion bottle – plastic

Bodywash bottle

Boiler

Bones

Books – Coil-bound or spiral-ring

Books – Hardcover

Books – Paperback

Boombox

Bottle caps

Bottle seal – plastic

Bottles – glass

Bottles – travel-size

Bough

Bounce dryer sheet

Bows

Box – soap

Box spring

Boxes

Boxspring

Branches

Brazil nuts

Bread bag – paper with plastic window

Bread bag – plastic

Bread loaf

Bread maker

Bread tags

Breakfast bar

Breakfast cereal

Breast milk storage bag

Brick

Brita filters

Brochures

Brown paper bag

Brown sugar

Brush – all types

Bubble bath bottle

Bubble gum

Bubble mailer – paper

Bubble mailers – plastic

Bubble wrap

Buckets – plastic

Bug spray – aerosol

Bullets

Buns

Burger box

Burger wrapper – foil/paper

Burger wrapper – paper

Burner liners – foil

Business cards

Butane canister

Butane lighter

Butcher’s paper

Butter

Butter – all types

Butter wrapper

Button

C

C02 cartridge

Cabinets

Cables – computer

Cake – all types

Cake box – paper

Cake box – plastic

Cake mix

Cake pan

Calculator

Camcorder

Cameras – digital

Cameras – film

Camper trailer

Camping propane tanks

Can holders

Candle wax

Candles

Candy – all types

Candy bar wrapper

Candy cane

Cane sugar

Canister – paper/foil/metal mix

Canning jar – glass

Canning lid – metal

Cans

Cappuccino packet

Caps

Car batteries

Car parts

Car seats

Car wax

Caraway seeds

Carbon monoxide detectors

Carcass – cattle

Carcass – dead animal

Carcass – meat

Cardboard

Cardboard – Boxes

Cardboard – Cereal boxes

Cardboard – pizza box

Cardboard – Tissue boxes

Cardboard – Toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls

Carpet

Carpet – underlay

Cars

Cartons – food and beverage

Cashews

Cassette players

Cassette tapes

Cat food

CAT5 cable

Catalogues

CD jewel case

CD players

CD-ROM drives

CDs

Ceiling lights

Cell phone – charger

Cell phone battery

Cell phones

Cellophane

Cement

Central processing unit (CPU)

Ceramic

Cereal

Cereal bag liner

Cereal boxes

CFL bulbs

CFL tubes

Chai tea carton

Chain link fence

Chairs

Chalk

Chandelier

Chapstick

Charcoal products

Cheerios

Cheese

Cheese slice paper

Cheese slices – resealable package

Cheese string wrapper

Cheese wax

Cheeseburger box

Cheeseburger wrapper – foil/paper

Cheeseburger wrapper – paper

Cheesecake

Cheesecloth

Chemicals

Chemicals – Automotive

Chemicals – Cleaning

Chemicals – Gardening

Chemicals – Health care

Chemicals – Hobby, arts and crafts

Chemicals – Paint and paint cans

Cherry bag – plastic

Cherry pit

Chewing gum

Chia seeds

Chicken broth carton

Chicken carcass

Chicken wings

Chickpeas

Chicory root

Chiles and chili powders

Chili soup

Chinese food takeout box

Chip bag

Chip’s Ahoy! bag

Chips

Chips Ahoy cookie tray

Chisel

Chocolate – all types

Chocolate bar wrapper

Chocolate chips

Chocolate tin

Chopsticks – plastic

Chopsticks – wooden

Christmas

Christmas cracker

Christmas decorations

Christmas lights

Christmas trees

Christmas trees – Artificial

Christmas trees – Real

Christmas wreath

Chutney

Cigarette butts

Cigarette lighter

Cigarette packs

Cinder blocks

Clams

Clay

Clean Fill

Cleaners

Cleaning chemicals

Cleaning cloths and rags

Cleaning eraser

Cleaning pads – disposable

Cleaning wipes

Cling wrap

Clock

Clock radio

Clothes hanger – metal

Clothes hanger – plastic

Clothing

Clothing – wool

Coal products

Coat hanger – metal

Coat hanger – plastic

Coated paper

Coaxial cable

Cocoa nibs

Coconut planter liner

Coffee bag

Coffee beans

Coffee can

Coffee canister

Coffee creamer – full size container

Coffee creamer – single-use

Coffee cup – foam

Coffee cup – paper

Coffee cup lids

Coffee filter

Coffee grounds

Coffee pods – compostable

Coffee pods – plastic/foil

Coffee powder packet

Coffeemaker

Cold packs

Colored hair

Colored Pencil

Compostable bags

Compostable paper cup

Compostable paper takeout container

Compostable plastic takeout containers

Compressed air duster

Compressed gas tank

Computer

Computer accessories

Concrete

Condiment bottle – plastic

Condiment cup – paper

Condiment packet

Conditioner bottle

Condom

Cone air freshener

Construction and building waste

Contact lens case

Contact lens packaging

Contact lens solution bottle

Contact lenses

Cookie

Cookie bag – paper

Cookie bag – store bought

Cookie bags

Cookie sheet

Cookie tin

Cookie tray – plastic

Cooking oil

Cooking oil spray

Cookware

Cord – electrical

Cordless phones

Corks

Corn on the cob

Cosmetics

Cottage cheese

Cotton balls

Cotton batting

Cotton swabs

Cotton twine and string

Couches

Cough syrup bottle – plastic

Countertop

Couscous

CPU

Crab

Crab apple

Cracker bag liner

Crackers

Cranberry sauce

Crayon

Cream cheese

Creosote-treated wood

Croissant

Croutons

Crystal Light packet

Cup – Paper

Cupcake

Cupcake liner

Cups – Plastic

Curling iron

Curtains

Cutlery

D

Dairy products – general

Dairy products – milk

Dead animals

Decking board

Deep fryer oil

Deer carcass

Dehumidifier

Dehydrated side dishes

Deli container

Deli meat

Deli meat – resealable package

Deli meat paper

Dental floss, picks and dispensers

Deodorant

Deodorant – aerosol

Depend incontinence pads

Desk

Dessert bag – paper

Dessert cup – plastic

Diabetic lancets

Diaper – adult

Diapers

Dictionary

Diesel fuel

Diffuser stick

Digital camera

Dimensional lumber

Dinner rolls

Dips

Dirt

Dish soap refill bag

Dishes

Dishwasher

Dishwasher detergent bag

Dishwashing gloves

Dishwashing liquid soap

Disinfectants

Disinfecting wipes – cleaning

Disinfecting wipes – personal hygiene

Disposable cleaning pads and dusters

Disposable cup lids

Dog food

Dog food bag

Dog pads

Donut

Doors

Downspout – aluminum/metal

Downspout – vinyl/plastic

Drawers

Dressing – bread

Drill

Drink containers

Drink pouches

Drink tray – paper

Drinking glasses

Drinks

Drippings – fat

Drugs

Dry cleaner bag – plastic

Dryer

Dryer – hair

Dryer lint

Dryer sheets

Drywall

DSLR camera

Dust and powders

Dusters – disposable

Duvet plastic storage bag

DVD case

DVD players

DVD-ROM drives

DVDs

Dyed hair

E

E-reader

Earbuds

Eavestrough -aluminum/metal

Eavestrough -vinyl/plastic

Edger

Egg carton – Cardboard

Egg carton – foam

Egg carton – plastic

Egg shells

Eggnog

Eggs

Elastic bands

Election signs

Electric fireplace

Electric motors

Electric plug

Electric pumps

Electric razor

Electric toothbrush

Electrical cord

Electrical wire

Electronic notebook

Electronics

Elk carcass

Elliptical

Empty hazardouse waste containers

Encyclopedias

Energy bar

Energy bar wrapper

English muffins

Envelope – paper

Envelope – paper with bubble wrap

Envelope – plastic

Eos lip balm

Essential oil bottle

Ethernet cable

Evaporated milk

Exercise equipment

Explosives

Expresso machine

Extension cord

Exterior siding

Eye drops bottle

Eyeglasses

Eyeliner

Eyeshadow palettes

F

Fabric – scrap and unusable

Fabric softener bottle

Fabric softener sheets

Fabric spray bottle

Face cream container – plastic

Face cream jar – glass

Face lotion bottle – plastic

Face lotion bottle – tube

Face wash bottle – plastic

Facial tissue

Fan

Fan – industrial

Fast food bag – paper

Fast food bag – paper with plastic window

Fast food bag – Tim Hortons

Fast food box – burger

Fast food box – fries

Fast food box – paper with plastic window

Fast food bucket – paper

Fast food container – Chinese food

Fast food container – compostable paper

Fast food container – paper

Fast food container – plastic

Fast food container – soup cup

Fast food cookie/sandwich bag – paper

Fast food drink cup – paper

Fast food drink tray – paper

Fast food fries bag – paper

Fast food frozen yogurt cup – paper

Fast food hamburger wrapper – paper

Fast food sandwich wrapper – paper

Fast food tray – paper

Fast food wrapper – foil/paper

Fasteners – metal

Fasteners – various household

Fats – cooking

Faucet

Fax machine

Feathers

Febreze air freshener – aerosol

Febreze air freshener refill

Febreze fabric freshener bottle

Feminine hygiene products

Fence board

Fertilizer

Fibreglass insulation

Filing cabinet

Film camera

Filter – coffee

Filters – oil

Fingernail clippings

Fire extinguishers

Fireplace

Fireplace ashes

Fireworks

Fish

Fitbit

Fitness tracker

Flat iron

Flatbread

Floor wax

Floral foam

Floss – dental

Flour – all varieties

Flour bags – paper

Flowers

Fluorescent tubes

Flyers

Foam – all types

Foam containers and packaging

Foam spray

Foil

Foil burner liners

Foil takeout food containers

Food

Food – moldy or spoiled

Food and yard waste

Food pouch – squeeze

Food processor

Food seal

Food storage containers – plastic

Food tray – paper

Forks

Forks – compostable plastic

Forks – plastic

Fountain pop cup

Fountain pop lid

Freezer bags – plastic

Freezers

French bread

French fries bag

French fries box

Fridge magnets

Fried chicken bucket

Frozen dinner seal

Frozen dinner tray – paper

Frozen dinner tray – plastic

Frozen fruit bag

Frozen juice can

Frozen vegetable bag – stretchy

Frozen yogurt carton

Frozen yogurt cup – paper

Fruit

Fruit cake

Fruit cup seal

Fruit mesh bag

Fruit pits

Frying pan

Fuel – gasoline

Fuel container

Fujifilm Instax camera

Fur

Furnace

Furnace filters

Furniture

Furniture – wicker

Futon

G

Gaming consoles

Garburator

Garden hose

Garden soil

Gardening chemicals

Garland

Garment plastic storage bag

Gas fireplace

Gas tanks and cylinders

Gasoline

Generator

Gift bag – paper

Gift wrap (foil)

Gift wrap (glossy or matte)

Ginger – all types

Gingerbread

Gingerbread house

Glade PlugIns refill

Glass

Glass – Bottles

Glass – Drinking glasses

Glass – Housewares

Glass – Jars

Glass – Tempered

Glass – Vases

Glass – Window panes

Glass – Windshield

Glasses and eyewear

Gloves – plastic/disposable

Gloves – rubber/latex

Glow sticks

Glucose test strips bottle

Glue

GoGo squeez pouch

Good Earth coffee cup

Graham crackers

Granite countertop

Granola

Granola bar

Granola bar wrapper

Granulated sugar

Grape bag – plastic

Grape container

Graphing calculator

Grass

Gravel

Gravy – all types

Grease – cooking

Green Lid compost bins

Greeting cards

Grill

Grocery bag – paper

Grocery bag – plastic

Grout

Guacamole

Gum

GUM Soft-Picks

Gummy bears

Gutter – aluminum/metal

Gutter – vinyl/plastic

Gym equipment

H

Hair – human

Hair – pet

Hair brush

Hair dye bottle

Hair spray – aerosol

Hair straightener

Hair waxing product

Hairdryer

Halogen light bulbs

Hamburger box

Hamburger Helper

Hamburger paper

Hamburger wrapper – foil/paper

Hamburger wrapper – paper

Hammer

Hand lotion bottle – plastic

Hand lotion bottle – tube

Hand pump

Hand sanitizer bottle

Hand soap

Hand warmers

Hanger – metal

Hanger – Plastic

Hard drives – Portable/External

Hard hat

Hardboard (HDF)

Hardcover books

Hardwood flooring

Hay

HDMI cable

Headphone

Headset

Health care chemicals

Heat/hot packs

Heating pad

Hedge trimmer

Helium tanks

Helmet – all types

Hemp hearts

Hemp twine and string

Herbicide

Herbs – all types

Home gym equipment

Home phones

Hook

Hose

Hot chocolate canister

Hot chocolate powder packet

Hot dog

Hot dog wrapper – foil/paper

Hot sauce

Hot water tank

Household hazardous waste

Household items (small)

Household lightbulb

Human hair

Humidifier – medium

Humidifier – small

Hummus

Hummus container seal

Hydrogen peroxide

I

Ice cream buckets

Ice cream carton

Ice cream cup – paper

Iced tea powder packet

Incontinence pad, liner and underpads

Infant carriers

Inhaler

Ink cartridge

Inner tube – bicycle

Insecticide

Instant film camera

Instant mashed potatoes

Insulation

Internet routers

Intravenous (IV) fluid systems

IPad

IPod

J

Jack-O’-Lantern pumpkin

Jam

Jam jar lid

Jar lid

Jars

Jerry can

Jigsaw puzzle

Joystick

Juice

Juice boxes

Juice concentrate can – frozen

Jute twine and string

K

Ketchup

Ketchup bottle – plastic

Ketchup cup – paper

Ketchup packet

Kettle

Keurig K-cups

Keurig K-cups – compostable

Keyboard – computer

KFC chicken bucket

Kidney beans

Kitchen countertop

Kitty litter

Kleenex

Kleenex boxes

Knives

Knives – compostable plastic

Knives – plastic

Kraft Dinner

L

Label, paper – on container

Label, plastic – on container

Labels

Laminate flooring

Laminated paper

Lamp

Land line phones

Laptop

Laptop battery

Lard

Lasagna

Latex balloon

Latex gloves

Latte packet

Laundry basket

Laundry detergent bag

Laundry detergent bottle

Lawn mower

Leaves

LED light bulbs

Lentils

Letters

Lettuce container

Licorice

Lids – metal, large

Lids – metal, small

Lids – plastic, large

Lids – plastic, small

Light ballast

Light bulb – halogen

Light bulb – household

Light bulb – incandescent

Light bulbs

Light bulbs – Compact fluorescent

Light tubes

Lighter

Lighting fixtures

Linens

Linens plastic storage bag

Liners – feminine products

Lint rollers and sheets

Lip balm – pot

Lip balm – stick

Lip balm – tin

Lip gloss

Lipstick

Liquid detergent bottle

Liquid soap

Lithium-ion batteries

Litter

Loam

Lobster

Lotion bottle

Lotion bottle – plastic

Lotion bottle – tube

Lottery scratch ticket

Lumber – treated

Lumber – untreated

Lunch bag – paper

Lunch bag – plastic

Lysol spray – aerosol

Lysol wipes

M

Macaroni

Magazines

Magic Eraser cleaner

Magnets

Makeup

Makeup brushes

Makeup wipes

Mandarin orange wrapper

Maple syrup

Margarine

Margarine tub

Marker – pen

Marmalade

Marmalade

Marshmallows

Mascara

Mason jar – glass

Masonry block

Matches

Mattress

Mattress pad

Mattress topper

Mayonnaise

McDonald’s burger wrapper

McDonald’s compostable coffee pods

MDF wood

Meat

Meat tray – foam

Meat tray – plastic

Meat tray liners

Meat wrap paper

Mechanical pencil and lead inserts

Medical equipment and supplies

Medical waste

Medicine

Medicine bottle – plastic

Melba toast

Melon rind

Menstrual pads

Mercury thermometers

Mesh food bags

Metal

Metal – Aluminum foil, plates and containers

Metal – Food and beverage cans

Metal – Scrap metal and unusable metal items

Metal hanger

Metal lid

Method soap bag

Microphone

Microwave dinner seal

Microwave dinner tray – paper

Microwave dinner tray – plastic

Microwave popcorn bag

Microwaves

Milk

Milk cartons, bottles and jugs

Milk lids

Milkettes

Miracle Whip

Mirrors

Miso paste bag

Mixer – electric

Mobile phone battery

Mobile phones

Moccachino packet

Modem

Moisturizer bottle – tube

Moisturizer bottle -plastic

Moldy food

Monitor – computer

Moose carcass

Motor oil

Motorcycle helmet

Motors – electric

Mott’s squeeze pouch

Mouse – computer

Mousse – aerosol

Mouthwash bottle

MP3 player

Muffin

Muffin liner

Muffin tin

Multi-material packaging

Mussels

Mustache wax

Mustard

Mustard bottle – plastic

Mustard packet

Mylar balloon

N

Naan

Nail clippings

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Nails – metal

Navy beans

Nectarine pit

Needles

Nespresso capsules

Nespresso capsules – compostable

Network cable

Newspaper and paper inserts

Nintendo gaming consoles

Nitrile gloves

Non-rechargeable batteries

Noodles

Nuclear waste

Nutella

Nutritional powder packet

Nuts

Nuts and bolts – metal

O

Oatmeal

Oatmeal packet

Octopus

Office chair

Office furniture

Oil – Cooking

Oil – deep fryer

Oil – Motor

Oil drums

Oil filters

Oily rags

Ointment tube

Optical drives

Orange juice can – frozen

Oreo bag

Oreos cookie tray

Ornaments

OSB wood

Oven

Oven cleaner

Overwrap packaging – plastic

Oxygen mask and tubing

Oxygen tank – medical

Oxygen tank – welding

Oysters

P

Packing peanuts – biodegradable

Packing peanuts – foam

Padded envelope – paper

Padded envelope – plastic

Page protector

Pails – plastic

Paint and paint cans

Paint brush

Painted wood

PakTech can holders

Pallets

Pam cooking spray

Pancake mix

Pans – cooking

Panty liners

Paper

Paper – Brochures and flyers

Paper – Catalogues and magazines

Paper – Coil-bound or spiral-ring books

Paper – Cup

Paper – Gift wrap (glossy or matte)

Paper – Hardcover books

Paper – laminated

Paper – Napkins

Paper – Paper towel rolls

Paper – Paperback books

Paper – Postcards

Paper – Shredded

Paper – Telephone books and catalogues

Paper bag – lunch

Paper bag – shopping/gift

Paper clip

Paper condiment cup

Paper food tray

Paper label on container

Paper lunch bag

Paper plates

Paper ream packaging

Paper shredder

Paper takeout food containers

Paper towels

Paperback books

Paraffin – wax/candles

Paraffin wax product

Parchment paper

Particle board

Party plates

Party trays – plastic

Pasta box

Pasta sauce

Pastry – all types

Pastry brush

Patty paper

Peach pit

Peanut butter – all types

Peanut butter container seal

Peanuts

Pebbles

Pecans

Peel-off food seal

Peels – fruit

Pencil and Pencil Crayon

Pencil shavings

Pens

Pepper

Pepper spray

Perfume

Perfume bottles

Permanent marker

Personal wipes

Pesticide

Pet bedding

Pet food

Pet food bag

Pet fur

Pet hair

Pet remains

Pet treats

Pet waste

Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly container

Phone books

Phone cord

Phones

Photographs

Pickle jar lid

Picture frame

Pie

Pie box -paper

Pie tin

Pill bottle – plastic

Pill packaging – foil/plastic

Pillows

Pine cones

Pipes – plumbing

Pita bread

Pits – fruit

Pizza box

Pizza box liner – paper

Pizza bread

Pizza sauce

Plants

Plants – coconut liner

Plastic

Plastic – Containers

Plastic – Drink cups

Plastic – Gift cards

Plastic – hanger

Plastic – Miscellaneous

Plastic – Packaging

Plastic – Single-serve coffee packages

Plastic bag – non-stretchy

Plastic bag – stretchy

Plastic cutlery

Plastic cutlery – compostable

Plastic film

Plastic forks

Plastic forks – compostable

Plastic knives

Plastic knives – compostable

Plastic label on container

Plastic lids – large

Plastic meat tray

Plastic mesh food bags

Plastic plates

Plastic pots

Plastic rings

Plastic shower curtain

Plastic spoons

Plastic spoons – compostable

Plastic takeout food containers

Plastic toy

Plates – foam

Plates – paper

Plates – plastic

Play dough – all types

Playing cards

Playstation gaming systems

Plum pit

Plum sauce

Plumbing parts

Plywood

Pods, coffee – compostable

Pods, coffee – plastic/foil

Poinsetta

Poise pads and liners

Polaroid camera

Polyethylene film

Polystyrene foam

Pop

Pop lid

Pop lids

Popcorn and kernels

Poppy seeds

Popsicle sticks – wooden

Porcelain

Pork

Porridge

Portable hard drives

Post-it notes

Postcards

Potato chip bag

Potato chips

Potpourri

Pots – cooking

Potting soil

Pouch – plastic

Poultry

Powder spices

Powdered side dishes

Power bar

Power tools

Prawn

Prescription bottle – plastic

Prescriptions

President’s Choice compostable coffee pods

Pressure-treated wood

Pretzels

Price tag – paper

Pringles chip canister

Printer

Printer cartridge

Projector

Propane tanks and cylinders

Protein bar

Protein bar wrapper

Protein powder container – Plastic

Pudding cup

Pudding cup seal

Pulses

Pumpkin

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Pumps – electric

Puppy pads

Purses

Push pin

Puzzle pieces – paper

Q

Q-Tips

Quick oats

Quinoa

R

Radioactive waste

Radios

Rags – oil/spill clean-up

Railway ties

Rain barrel

Range

Rawhide

Razor blade

Receipts

Rechargeable batteries

Records – vinyl

Recreational vehicle

Refrigerator filters

Refrigerator magnets

Refrigerators

Relish

Relish packet

Remote control

Renuzit air freshener

Resealable deli meat package

Resealable food pouch

Reusable shopping bags

Rhubarb leaves

Ribbons

Rice

Rice bag

Rice cooker

Rice cooker

Rind – fruit

Rocks

Router

Rubber bands

Rubber gloves

Rubbermaid food containers

Rubbing alcohol

Rug

S

S.O.S. soap pad

Safety pin

Safety seal – plastic

Salad

Salad container

Salad dressing – all types

Salad dressing bottle – plastic

Salad kit bag – plastic

Salad kit container

Salt

Sand

Sandpaper

Sandwich bag – paper

Sandwich bag – plastic

Sandwich meat – resealable package

Sandwich wedge container

Sandwich wrapper – paper

Sanitary napkins

Saran wrap

Sauce – all types

Sausage

Sausage casing

Saw

Sawdust

Scallops

Scanner

Scientific calculator

Scrap fabric

Scrap metal and unusable metal items

Scratch ticket

Screw

Screwdriver

Scrubber

Seafood

Seasoning – all types

Security camera

Seeds

Server

Sesame seeds

Sewing machine

Shampoo bottle

Sharpie pen

Shaving cream – aerosol

Shaving razor

Sheet pan

Sheet protector

Shellfish

Shells – nuts and seeds

Shipping bags – plastic

Shoes

Shop towels and wipers

Shopping bag – paper

Shopping bag – plastic

Shortbread

Shortening

Shower curtain – plastic

Shredded cheese bag

Shredded paper

Shrimp

Shrink wrap

Shrink wrap – plastic

Sidekicks pasta

Sidewalk chalk

Silica gel packet

Single-serve coffee packages

Single-serving condiment packet

Single-use powder packets

Sink

Sisal twine and string

Six-pack holders

Six-pack lid holders

Skewers – wooden

Ski wax

Sliced bread

Sliced cheese wrappers – plastic

Slow cooker

Slurpee cup – paper

Smartwatches

Smoke detectors

Smoker – barbecue

Snow shovel

Snowboard wax

Soap – all types

Soap bottle – plastic

Soap box

Sod

Soda pop

Sofas

Soft drink cup

Soft drink lid

Soil – clean fill

Soil- all types

Solo cups

Sony Playstation systems

Soup

Soup carton

Soup cup – paper

Sour cream

Soy sauce packet

Soya sauce

Space heater

Spaghetti

Spaghetti box

Speakers

Speakers – computer

Spices – all types

Spinach bag – plastic

Split peas

Splitter box

Spoiled food

Sponge

Spoons

Spoons – compostable plastic

Spoons – plastic

Sports equipment

Spot removers

Spray foam

Spray paint

Spray paint

Squeeze pouch

Squid

Sriracha sauce

Stainless steel bottles and mugs

Stair climber

Stand up food pouches

Staple

Starbucks bag – paper

Starch packing peanuts

Steak sauce

Steamer – food

Steel cut oats

Steel wool

Steel wool pad

Stereos

Stew

Stickers

Sticky notes

Stir sticks

Stones

Stove

Straw – paper

Straw – plastic

Strawberries container

Street sweepings

Stretch wrap

String – natural fibre

String – plastic/synthetic

String trimmer

Stuffed animals

Stuffing – bread

Styrofoam™

Subway sandwich wrapper

Sugar – all varieties

Sugar bags – paper

Sugar packets

Suitcases

Suncreen bottle – plastic

Suncreen bottle – tube

Sunflower seeds

Sunscreen – aerosol

Supplements bottle – plastic

Swiffer cleaning pads and dusters

Synthesizer

Synthetic string and twine

Syringes

T

Tables

Tablet

Tack – thumb

Tahini

Takeout bag – paper

Takeout bag – paper with plastic window

Takeout box – paper with plastic window

Takeout container – soup cup

Takeout containers – burger box

Takeout containers – Chinese food

Takeout containers – compostable paper

Takeout containers – compostable plastic

Takeout containers – foam

Takeout containers – foil

Takeout containers – fries box

Takeout containers – paper

Takeout containers – paper bucket

Takeout containers – paper tray

Takeout containers – plastic

Takeout containers – plastic party trays

Takeout cookie/sandwich bag – paper

Takeout cutlery – compostable plastic

Takeout cutlery – plastic

Takeout drink cup – paper

Takeout drink tray – paper

Takeout food containers

Takeout fries bag – paper

Takeout frozen yogurt cup – paper

Takeout hamburger wrapper – paper

Takeout sandwich wrapper – paper

Takeout Tim Hortons bag – paper

Takeout wrapper – foil/paper

Tampons

Tank, compressed – gas

Tanks – propane

Tape

Tarp

Tart

Tassimo T-Discs pods

Tassimo T-Discs pods – compostable

Tea bag

Tea bag packet

Tea canister

Telephone books

Television – larger than 30 inches

Televisions – 30 inches or smaller

Tetley Tea canister

Tetra Pak beverage containers

Tetra pak food and beverage cartons

Tetra Pak frozen juice container

Tetra Pak juice cartons

Textbooks

Textiles

Thermal paper

Thermometers

Thermostats

Thread

Three-ring binder

Thumb tack

Tiles

Tim Hortons bag – paper

Tim Hortons soup cup

Tin cans

Tin containers

Tin foil

Tinsel

Tires

Tissue – facial

Tissue boxes

Tissue paper

Toaster

Toaster oven

Toe warmers

Toenail clippings

Toilet

Toilet bowl brush

Toilet paper

Toilet paper rolls

Tomato sauce

Toner

Tools – non-powered

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Toothpicks – wooden

Tortilla chip bag

Tortilla wrap

Towels

Toys

Toys – plastic

Toys:Sports equipment

Track lighting

Trail mix bag

Training pads

Travel mug – stainless steel

Travel-size bottles

Tray – microwavable paper

Trays – microwavable plastic

Treadmill

Tree nuts

Trowel

Trucks

Tupperware

Turkey carcass

TV – 30 inches or smaller

TV – larger than 30 inches

Twine – natural fibre

Twine – plastic/synthetic

Twist tie

Tylenol bottle

Typewriter

U

Umbrella

Underpad – incontinence

Underwear

Untreated wood

USB drive

Utility trailer

V

Vacuum cleaner dirt

Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum dust

Vacuum seal bags

Vacuum sealed packaging

Valves – plumbing

Vaseline

Vaseline container

VCR players

Vegetable mesh bag

Vegetable shortening

Vegetables

Vehicle

Vehicles

Video game consoles

Video tapes

Vinaigrette

Vinegar packet

Vinyl downspout

Vinyl gutter

Vinyl records

Vinyl siding

Vitamin bottle – plastic

Vitamin powder packet

Vitamins

W

Wafers

Waffle mix

Wall lights

Wall sconces

Walnuts

Washer

Watch

Water bottle – plastic, reusable

Water bottle – stainless steel

Water Cooler

Water dispenser

Water filters

Water heater

Water softener

Wax – candle

Wax paper

Wax products – all types

Waxed cups

Wearables

Webcam

Weed killer

Weed wacker

Weeds

Weight lifting equipment

Wet naps

Whip cream spray

Wicker basket

Wicker furniture

Windows

Windshield fluid

Windshield fluid container

Windshield glass

Wine corks

Wine lids

Wipes – cleaning

Wipes – personal hygiene

Wire – electrical

Wireless router

Wood

Wood – Creosote-treated

Wood – HDF

Wood – MDF

Wood – OSB

Wood – painted/stained

Wood – Pallets

Wood – particle board

Wood – plywood

Wood – pressure-treated

Wood – untreated

Wool items

Worcestershire sauce

Workout bench

Wrapper – granola and snack bars

Wrapper – mandarin orange

Wrapper – paper

Wrapper – paper/foil

Wrapping paper

Wrapping paper (foil)

Wrapping paper (glossy or matte)

Wreath

Wrench

X

Xbox

Y

Yard

Yard waste – Branches

Yard waste – General

Yard waste – Grass clippings

Yard waste – Leaves

Yeast

Yogurt

Yogurt container seal

Yogurt cup

Yogurt tub

Yogurt tube

Z

Ziploc bag

Any questions you have or if you lost your garbage cans please follow the link to City of Calgary (Garbage Collection and Recycling)  frequently asked recycling questions.

As an interesting note we warn you that when you sell a house, you should not take the boats, because they belong to the house or apartment that is being sold. To know what day the garbage is collected in your community follow this link: Garbage, recycling and composting pickup schedule