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Never Miss a Collection Day – Get a Reminder Every Week

We know life is busy, so when it’s time to put your carts out for collection we’ll remind you. Enjoy the convenience of getting a reminder along with useful tips for using your green, blue and black carts.

Sign up for free collection day reminders in three easy steps:

  1. Go to calgary.ca/collection and type in your home address.
  2. Select “Get a reminder” and choose the type of reminder you’d like to receive including text, email, phone call, embed the schedule into your online calendar, etc.
  3. Provide your contact details and we’ll remind you of your collection day in advance.

There’s also an app

A free ‘Calgary Garbage and Recycling Day’ app is available for iPhone and Android devices too.  The app gives you instant access to your schedule and you’ll also receive notifications before your collection day to let you know which carts are being picked up.

Farewell to the Leaf & Pumpkin Program

The City of Calgary will no longer be offering the community Leaf & Pumpkin drop off sites this fall. With the roll out of the Green Cart program, residents will now have a convenient option to compost their yard waste right at their door.

 

For residents that would like to remove their yard waste quicker, a Fall Yard Waste program will be available from September 29 to October 29, 2017. If you choose to, you can bring yard waste to a City landfill for free composting at that time. More details can be found at calgary.ca/yardwaste. Please do not bring yard waste to former Leaf & Pumpkin depot sites.

 

Thank you to Calgarians for helping to support the Leaf & Pumpkin program for over 20 years!

Blue Cart Recycling Tip of the Month 


Make a difference, one straw at a time

Did you know? Plastic straws and cutlery can’t be recycled in the blue cart. These small plastic items are too small to be sorted at the recycling facility and end up contaminating the proper recyclables instead.

 

Here are a few tips to follow:

  • Refuse. Unless you actually need a plastic straw or cutlery don’t take one.
  • Reuse. Wash and reuse plastic straws and cutlery a few times before disposing in the garbage.
  • Keep reusable cutlery on hand so you’ll always have something to use.

 

If you’re not sure what to do with an item, find the answer on the online search tool at calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere.

CALGARY CONCUSSION AWARENESS & SUPPORT


Meeting on the last Thursday of every month in the Brentwood Community Association Boardroom (upper level of the Brentwood Sportsplex).

First meeting is scheduled for Thurs Nov 24 from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Please be sure to drop by to learn more about concussions and how easily this injury happens, what are the symptoms, what is involved for recovery.
You will get to hear from those whose lives have been affected by this highly misunderstood injury and what their recovery process has been like. 

No two concussions are the same and there are many factors that can affect both the severity and recovery.

You will also learn about how multiple concussions throughout your lifetime can have serious consequences.

For further information, please check out their Facebook page and be sure to attend their meetings -
https://www.facebook.com/Calgary-Concussion-Awareness-Support-1202581439802468