Keep your recyclables loose
Put your recyclables in your blue cart loose. Make sure your recyclables are not packed too tightly or they will not fall out of the cart during pickup. The only recyclables that should be in bags are bagged plastic bags and bagged shredded paper.
Don’t put recyclables in black garbage or blue recycling bags. The recycling facility isn’t set up to unbag recyclables and they need to be loose to be sorted by the machines. For the safety of workers, garbage bags are marked as garbage and are not opened.
Visit calgary.ca/recycle for more tips on how to prepare your recyclables properly.
Free online waste and recycling educational presentations through the Calgary Public Library:
Tuesday, January 19, 2021: https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/talking-trash-with-waste-and-recycling/
Tuesday, February 2, 2021: https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/lets-talk-about-food-waste/