Blue Cart Collection

Update –
Blue cart collection resumes week of July 8

Starting the week of July 8, Waste & Recycling Services (W&RS) will resume regular blue cart collection throughout Calgary.

Residents are reminded that recyclable materials must be placed loose in the blue cart. If you have extra materials please take them to a community recycling depot or save them for the following week.

Service in Flood-Affected Neighbourhoods

Waste & Recycling Services’ trucks will continue circulating through flood-affected neighbourhoods assisting residents with collection of flood waste. W&RS will also continue servicing dumpsters that were temporarily located in these communities for flood materials.

       Blue and black carts will be collected on the regular collection day at the regular location (front street or lane).

       Residents should contact 311 to report missing or damaged carts so The City can replace them.

       Residents who are missing black carts in those areas can use garbage bags (maximum weight 20 kg per bag).

       Recyclables cannot be bagged so you need a blue cart to resume recycling collection. Please contact 311.

       Household hazardous waste should be taken to the Throw ‘N’ Go areas in City landfills or designated fire halls for safe disposal (visit for locations).

       Appliances should also be taken to the Throw ‘N’ Golocations in City landfills.

City Landfill Hours

In order to assist with the flood clean-up, operating hours at the three City of Calgary landfills – Spyhill, Shepard and East Calgary – were extended from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Those hours will continue until Sunday, July 7.

Starting Monday, July 8, City landfills will resume normal operating hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The City will continue to waive landfill fees for flood-related waste until further notice.

Waste & Recycling Services thanks Calgarians for their patience and understanding during the flood clean-up effort.