Waste & Recycling Services Update – March/April 2021

Weekly green cart returns end of April

Weekly green cart pickup is returning at the end of April. Visit //calgary.ca/collection to check your schedule and sign up for reminders, or download the Calgary Garbage Day app.

Here are some tips for using your green cart:

  • All food scraps, food-soiled paper, pet waste and yard waste go in the green cart.
  • Use only certified compostable bags or paper yard waste bags in your green cart – no plastic bags.
  • Always fill your green cart first, then fill paper yard waste bags. Roll tops of bags closed and set at least two feet to the side of your green cart.
  • No plastic plant pots or bedding trays in the green cart. Rinse out and recycle in your blue cart instead.

Compost giveaway: Compost will be available for pickup, by appointment only, from May 10 to June 26. For details visit //calgary.ca/compost.




HGTV – Property Brothers: Forever Home – CALGARY CASTING!


We are CURRENTLY CASTING in the Calgary area!

We’re looking for families that LOVE their house – terrific neighbourhood, great amenities,
tons of memories and decent bones – but also know it needs change that only a major
renovation can fix! If this sounds like you, then Drew and Jonathan want to turn your
design dreams into a reality and finally transform your house into your forever home!

We’re looking to meet homeowners who:

• Ready to renovate as early as spring/summer 2021
• Legally own a home in the Calgary, AB area.
• Have at least 3-5 rooms to renovate *please narrow down which rooms are of
• Have a renovation/design budget of at least $100K for your entire reno.
• Be willing to move out of your house for the duration of the renovation/shoot
(approx. 6-8 weeks)
• Make yourself available for approximately 8 days of shooting staggered over the
renovation period.

Interested homeowners can apply online at:  https://foreverhomecalgary.castingcrane.com/
We look forward to hearing your story!

John Laurie Blvd. NW Restoration & Reconstruction – Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St.

Project overview

As part of The City’s life-cycle maintenance and major roads restoration program, they’re completing pavement reconstruction and restoration work on John Laurie Blvd. NW. Improvements will include road restoration and rehabilitation of John Laurie Blvd. from Shaganappi Tr. to 14 St. as well as full intersection reconstruction at Brisebois Dr.

Construction will begin in late Spring 2021 and completion is scheduled for Fall 2021.

This project will improve roadway operation, safety and surface characteristics of the roadway between Shaganappi Tr. and 14 St. and help to ensure the road continues to be safe, functional and in great condition for years to come.

Visit the project web page for further details, timelines, and to sign up for email updates to receive news and notices about the project:  https://www.calgary.ca/transportation/ti/road-projects/john-laurie-blvd-nw-restoration.html?redirect=/johnlaurieblvd

Avenue Magazine Best Neighbourhood Gems Ballot

This year, Avenue is doing their annual Best Neighbourhoods issue differently.
In their first-ever online Best Neighbourhood Gems ballot, they’re asking Calgarians to celebrate the city and share what they love most in their neighbourhoods.

Until March 1, Calgarians can nominate and vote for their favourite places and things in more than 30 categories, including parks, recreational areas, community initiatives, public art and more.

Once all the votes are in, the top-nominated entrants will be featured in the Best Neighbourhoods content online and in Avenue‘s September 2021 print issue.

Here is the link to the ballot: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/neighbourhood-gems-ballot/

For more information about this ballot, please visit the frequently asked questions: https://www.avenuecalgary.com/faq-avenues-best-neighbourhood-gems-ballot/

Waste & Recycling Services Update – February/March 2021

Can you recycle clothing, shoes and textiles? Yes!

As you start your spring clean, don’t put textiles in the garbage! There are many ways to keep clothing, shoes and textiles out of the City landfills.

  • Donate usable clothing and shoes to local charities or drop-off charity bins near you. Be sure to contact them first to find out what types are accepted. If the charity bin is full, don’t leave it outside – only materials in the bins are accepted. Instead, hang onto your donation or take it to another bin.
  • Recycle clothing and textiles for free at a City landfill, even if it’s damaged. Our Throw ‘N’ Go accepts a variety of textiles including outerwear, shoes, reusable shopping bags, purses and backpacks, and more. Just make sure fabrics are clean and dry and place items in a bag before dropping off. If you bring other garbage in your load, landfill charges will apply.
  • Repurpose old cotton shirts by cutting into rags for household chores such as cleaning or automotive work. Textiles also make great projects and crafts with many patterns available online: sew quilts from denim and flannel, handkerchiefs from old t-shirts, or cushion covers from curtains.

Not sure how to properly dispose of an item?  Visit calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere for answers to hundreds of items.

Free online waste and recycling educational presentations through the Calgary Public Library:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021:  https://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/lets-talk-about-food-waste/

EMS Foundation Fundraiser


The EMS Foundation 50-50 Cash Raffle Fundraiser via Rafflebox. Please purchase a ticket, increase the pot and help support the Foundation’s many initiatives – supporting paramedics and Albertans.


The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Foundation is a registered charity.

We are separate from, but supportive of, the life-saving work of the uniformed Emergency Medical Services in Alberta.

EMS Foundation is enhancing excellence in paramedic care by:
1. Supporting innovation and research
2. Supporting paramedic wellness
3. Providing community-focused programs

Thanks to community support, the EMS Foundation was also able to:
• Provide Medic Moose plush toy to hundreds of sick and injured children
• Distribute Capsules of Life®
• Support EMS education initiatives such as the CHOICES and SEEDS programs

Supporting the person behind the uniform – a key theme for the EMS Foundation is the mental resiliency of EMS paramedics.

We appreciate your support.

Alex Campbell, Chair
EMS Foundation Board

The Calgary Atlas Project

Project Description

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities is home to the Calgary Atlas Project, the aim of which is to create a series of local heritage maps of the City of Calgary.  Supported by a Community Grant from the Calgary Foundation, this project seeks to recover crucial stories about Calgary’s past and present, stories that illuminate in surprising ways the character of the city.  The project will produce eighteen to twenty maps that each document an alternative history and geography of the city. Each map will be an original work of art commissioned from local writers, artists and illustrators.

Individual maps document such phenomena as the early histories of Calgary’s queer communities, the story of the First Nations’ involvement with the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, underground artists and alternative art movements, and paths of immigration, as reflected in independently owned restaurants and groceries and many more! The Atlas Project aims to bring a new vision of Calgary to Calgary; to show us how we got to where we are, and who we came to be.

Maps will be launched at appropriate community locations and the launches will take various forms: talks, guided walks, and/or museum and gallery exhibitions. As well as easy-to-use and easy-to-distribute folded maps, limited edition prints of each map will be available for purchase. The whole project will, in the end, produce a series of maps that can be gathered to form an atlas.

More information about the maps and where to get them in your community check out the Calgary Atlas Project website at https://arts.ucalgary.ca/calgary-institute-humanities/events-and-community/calgary-atlas-project/ follow them on Facebook @CalgaryInstitute, Twitter @humanitiesYYC, or email CIH@ucalgary.ca to connect. Each map purchased helps to fund additional map printing to share this project throughout Calgary.

Additional social media resources:

Check out this story from the launch of their first map A Queer Map: A Guide to the LGBTQ+ History of Calgary https://www.sprawlcalgary.com/the-forgotten-calgary-map

Our next map launch will be for the First Nations Stampede Map virtually at the Glenbow Museum, TBD based on current public health orders. The Buffalo Robe map will be on display at the Glenbow throughout 2021.

Link to local distributors: https://arts.ucalgary.ca/calgary-institute-humanities/events-and-community/calgary-atlas-project/map-distributors

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