City Supported Community Cleanups Kick Off for 2018

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Once again, it’s time to comb through your garage, survey your off-site storage locker and purge your garden shed of that never-used stuff that has been collecting dust for the past decade. The City of Calgary is kicking off its Community Cleanups this month to encourage all Calgarians to help keep our city clean and safe and save residents a trip to the landfill. Community Cleanup events run from April through September.

These popular events are hosted by community associations with support from Calgary Community Standards and Waste & Recycling at The City. Check for the list of community associations that are hosting cleanup events. You can also check your community association web site for full details on the Community Cleanup event in your community.

Please don’t bring

  • Car batteries
  • Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
  • Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
  • Microwaves
  • Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
  • Large metal items (e.g. lawnmowers, barbeques)
  • Rail way ties
  • Sod or dirt
  • Household hazardous waste including (see ca for a list of household hazardous waste drop-off locations)

Yard waste is accepted for composting. The City also encourages residents to check for what can be recycled (visit Some communities may also organize a “free store” where you can drop off and select items for donations free of charge. Check your community association website for details.