Please find attached information about The City of Calgary’s Blue Cart recycling program and upcoming Spring Yard Waste program that may be useful for residents in our community.
Blue Cart recycling tip of the month
Did you know that tin food cans and tin foil are the only “metal” that can go in your blue cart? Frying pans, bike tires, car parts and propane tanks are all no-no’s!
Here are some common “metal” items you may have in your home and the proper way to recycle or dispose it.
Yes – can go in your blue cart
Safely dispose – household hazardous waste drop-offs
Scrap metal recycling – bring to a City landfill (charges will apply) or to a metal recycler.
- Tin foil – crumple up into a ball
- Tin pie plates
- Tin cookie jars and coffee cans
- Metal food cans including the metal lid
- Metal jar lids
- Propane tanks (full-size and small camping size)
- Helium tanks
- Bear spray
- Household aerosols (ie. cooking spray, shaving foam, hair spray etc.)
- Pots and pans
- Car parts
- Metal shelves
If you’re not sure of what to do with an item, use our online search tool at calgary.ca/whatgoeswhere to find the answers.
Space your carts!
The automated collection arm on the collection truck needs space in order to collect your blue and black carts. If you can walk between and around your carts, that’s enough space.