Know your bin schedule this holiday season For the upcoming holidays, there is no pick up on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day for residential homes with carts. Make sure you know your schedule and sign up for free reminders by visiting calgary.ca/collection. If you normally put your blue, green or black carts out on Wednesday, put your cart(s) out two days earlier on the Monday. Christmas Day (Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019) pick up will move to Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. New Year’s Day (Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020) pick up will move to Monday, Dec. 30, 2019.
Many things just don’t belong in the blue bin. Not only are they not blue bin recyclable, but they can cause serious safety risks for your collector, staff and equipment at the recycling facility. There have been several major fires at the recycling sorting facility this year because of people putting dangerous items in their blue carts that they shouldn’t. Doing this endangers lives and forces the temporary closure of the facility. Think before you put something that is potentially explosive and deadly into a recycling bin. Keep these types of items out of the blue bin: · Batteries are the #1 cause of fires at the recycling facility. This includes batteries from laptops, cameras and AA batteries. They are filled with chemicals that when crushed or when they get wet, can easily catch fire. Recycle batteries the right way: Take your old batteries to a participating retailer for […]