What’s the Plan for Northland Mall ?

Northland Mall Residential Village

Part of the overall plan for Northland Mall is the “Northland Mall Residential Village”; DP2020-7175.

This application is for two residential buildings at Northland Mall.  Both buildings will have 6 storeys, with a total of 229 units.  The building height is 12.9 meters, and the total square footage for both buildings combined is 239,347 square feet.  The buildings will be entirely residential (no retail or commercial spaces) and there will be an on-site office with on-site management.  There will be 2 levels of underground parking as well as some surface parking for the use of building residents.

Click here for more details on this project.

Waste & Recycling Services Update – December 2020/January 2021

Compost your real Christmas tree

Option 1: Put your tree in your green cart

  • Cut your tree into small pieces to fit inside your green cart. Make sure the lid can close.
  • Put extra branches into paper yard waste bags, roll close and set 0.5 metres (two feet) to the side of your cart.

Trees that are not prepared this way will not be collected.

Option 2: Bring to a tree drop-off December 26-January 31

Tree drop-offs will be available around the city to compost your Christmas tree.

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string and tree stands.
  • Do not wrap or bag your tree.

Find a list of locations at calgary.ca/christmastree.

Now drop off more electronic items for free recycling

 Finding piles of discarded electronics in your drawers and closets, or upgraded to a new device over the holidays? It might be time to recycle your old and used electronics! Never put your electronics in the blue bin, as it can cause damage to recycling facility equipment and harm workers.

Electronics like cellphones, televisions and computers have been recycled in an environmentally safe way instead of being buried in a landfill since 2004.

The City of Calgary is participating in a two-year pilot to help divert even more electronic items from the landfill, such as:

  • Small appliances (hair dryers, irons, toasters, shavers, vacuums)
  • Audio visual (calculators, radios, headphones and earbuds, microphones)
  • Telecom (landline phones, modems and routers)
  • Power and air tools (drills, grinders, circular saws)
  • Games, toys and music (action figures, toy robots, toy vehicles, guitars)

We will continue to accept the following electronics for recycling. Remember to remove personal data before dropping off electronics.

  • Mouse devices, keyboards, cables and speakers
  • Laptops, tablets and notebooks
  • Printers, copiers and fax machines
  • TVs and monitors

Visit calgary.ca/electronics for a complete list of accepted items and City-approved drop-off locations, including City landfills. There is no charge to bring electronics to a City landfill unless your load contains other garbage.


Waste & Recycling Services Update – November 2020

5 Ideas for How to Clean Your Recyclables

Recyclables need to be empty, clean and dry so they can be sorted properly at the recycling facility, prevent other recyclables from getting wet and dirty, and ensure they will be turned into new products.

  1. If you wash dishes by hand, use the dirty dishwater to clean off food residue from your containers.
  2. Take a used paper towel or napkin leftover from dinner to wipe food residue from the container, then compost the food-soiled paper.
  3. After emptying your liquid laundry detergent, remove the lid and add the whole container into the laundry to clean both your clothes and the container out.
  4. For containers with small openings, use a bottle brush or straw cleaner to scrape out the last bits.
  5. Use a spatula to scrape out hard-to-clean containers such as peanut butter, or store near-empty containers upside down to get the last amounts out to use.

Find more ideas at calgary.ca/recycle

Collection Day Changes

Winter green cart schedule starts in November
The seasons are changing and so is your green cart collection. Starting in November, your green cart will be picked up once every other week. Weekly green cart collection will resume in the spring.

Holiday collection schedule changes
There is no bin pick up on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day for single-family homes.

If your blue, green, or black cart collection normally falls on one of these days, your collection day will be three days later on Monday:

  • Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25, 2020) pick up will move to Monday, Dec. 28, 2020.
  • New Year’s Day (Friday, Jan. 1, 2021) pick up will move to Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.

Regular Friday collection will resume on Jan. 8, 2021.

Visit calgary.ca/collection to check your schedule and sign up for reminders, or download the Calgary Garbage Day app.








Waste & Recycling Services Update – October 2020

Save food in the spirit of Waste Reduction Week

Preventing or reducing food waste at home is one way you can help achieve Calgary’s waste reduction goals. Saving food also saves you money – the average Canadian throws $1,100 of food away each year.

Try these tips for saving good food from being tossed in the bin:

  • Freeze holiday food scraps for soup stock, such as turkey bones, herbs, and celery and carrot tops.
  • Apples ripen 6 to 10 times faster at room temperature. Store apples in the low humidity drawer of the fridge in a breathable bag to maintain freshness.
  • Designate the top shelf of your fridge for leftovers and pre-cut vegetables and fruit, so nothing gets forgotten at the back of the fridge.

For food scraps you can’t save, learn how to sort it right at calgary.ca/greencart.

Find lovefoodhatewaste.camore tips to prevent food waste at lovefoodhatewaste.ca.




City of Calgary Crowchild Trail Upgrades: Completion of the Short-Term Improvements

We’d like to provide you with our last update relating to the Crowchild Trail Upgrades Project!

We’re pleased to announce that all major upgrades involved in this project are complete. While you will notice a few skeleton crews putting some finishing touches on this project through to the end of this construction season, the new lanes are open, traffic flow has been improved over the Bow River and we hope you’ve had the chance to take advantage of the increased connectivity to our pathway network.

While the medium and long-term plans for Crowchild Trail are approved, they remain unfunded. More information can be found here.

We’d like to personally thank you for your support, patience and understanding while our crews worked next to your homes, businesses and communities. We could have never done it without you. We’ve created a video that summarizes the innovation behind this project and our sincerest thanks to our fellow Calgarians.

See below pictures of all that’s been accomplished

City of Calgary
Crowchild Trail Upgrades





Waste & Recycling Services Update – September 2020

Starting October 1, remember to tag your extra garbage bags

Starting October 1, if you have an extra bag of garbage that won’t fit in your City black cart, you’ll need to buy a garbage tag. Tags are $3 each and available at participating convenience and grocery stores or online. See the full list at calgary.ca/garbagetag.

How to use garbage tags:

  1. Fill your black cart first.
  2. Place extra garbage in a bag and wrap a tag around the knot on top of the bag.
  3. On collection day, set the bag 0.5 metres (2 feet) from your black cart.

We encourage everyone to look at what you are buying and throwing away to find ways to reduce waste. Sorting materials correctly helps maximize the use of all three carts (blue, green, black).

Learn more at calgary.ca/garbagetag

Waste Quiz

Looking to improve your recycling and composting game? Not entirely sure if an item can go in a bin?

Take City of Calgary quizzes to test your waste knowledge and learn something new today!  Get started at calgary.ca/wastequiz

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