We provide blue cart recycling collection to single family homes in Calgary. Simply place your clean recyclables loose in your cart for weekly collection.
What goes in my blue cart?
You can put these items in your blue cart:
Paper and cardboard
Plastic jugs and bottles
Bags, packaging and food containers
Food cans and foil
Glass jars and bottles
Learn what can be recycled or print our recycling guide. See what items you cannot put in your blue cart.
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If you’re not sure what to do with an item, check out our online recycling and disposal search tool.
How do I use my blue cart?
Put items loose in your cart. Don’t put items in garbage or blue recycling bags. The only exceptions are shredded paper and stretchy plastic bags which need to be bagged into separate plastic bags and tied closed.
If you have extra recyclables, hang on to them for next’s week collection or bring them to a community recycling depot. Please don’t leave items next to your cart. Learn about preparing your recyclables.
When your cart is full, set it out by 7 a.m. on your collection day. See how to place your cart.
Blue Cart Recycling
How often are blue carts collected?
Your blue cart will be collected with your green cart once a week on the same day. View your collection schedule.
Who receives a blue cart?
We provide blue carts to single family homes up to and including four units, as long as they are not part of a multi-unit complex, such as an apartment or condominium.
Blue cart size: The blue cart is approximately 107 cm high, 59 cm wide and 73 cm deep. If you are building an enclosure for your carts, please make sure to measure your cart(s) first. Carts may vary in size due to changes in manufacturer and supply.
The blue cart can hold up to 60 kg of material.
Blue Cart Recycling program facts and stats