Community Clean-Up Day

WHEN: Saturday, May 1 9:00AM-2:00PM


WHAT: Opportunity to dispose of unwanted/ unneeded items for FREE

DETAILS: Acceptable and Non-Acceptable Items

The City of Calgary- Waste materials

The City of Calgary will supply three packer trucks with crews (two for waste and one for organic materials)

Items garbage trucks will not accept

Garbage trucks will not accept the following items:

    • 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:

o Propane tanks

o Paint

o Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals


ReconMetal will provide a bin for recycling of metal. Please be sure that your scrap loads do NOT contain any of the following materials:

    • Combustible or explosive materials.

    • Paint cans or aerosol containers unless opened, empty and cleaned.

    • Gasoline, diesel, propane or other petroleum products or containers unless they are punctured and fully drained.

    • Oil cans, oil filters and undrained oil pans still on motor blocks. This includes hydraulic fluids, gear oils and grease. Hydraulic equipment must have hydraulic hoses removed and cylinders cut open and drained.

    • Drums of any size without proper empty container certification.

    • Closed containers or compressed cylinders and tanks unless valve removed or punctured.

    • Cans that contained paint, water sealer, pesticides or other toxic chemicals.

    • Asbestos or asbestos containing materials such as pipe or I-beam insulation, break shoes or pads, and other structural demolition debris.

    • Air conditioning and refrigeration units containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s & HCFC’s).

    • Materials such as capacitators, ballasts and transformers containing Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s).

    • Automobiles with air bags containing sodium azide.

    • Lead containing materials, unless approved in advance (i.e. lead acid batteries).

    • Batteries that are cracked, broken, burned or have missing caps.

    • Fluorescent, neon, or mercury vapor lights and related fixtures.

    • Cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and liquid crystal displays (LCDs), or any commodity containing a CRT or LCD, such as computer monitors, laptop screens, and televisions.

    • Radioactive material of any kind.

    • Any material containing hazardous or toxic substances, materials, or wastes.

    • Free flowing fluids of any kind including water.

    • Dirt, debris, trash or waste of any kind (Tires, wood, dirt, yard debris, concrete, asphalt, glass, rubber, or other non-metallic materials).

    • Munitions scrap.

    • Appliances must have all fluids drained, CFC’s/HCFC’s properly evacuated and electrical components (capacitors, mercury switches) and compressors removed. We accept compressors only if drained of all fluids.

The City of Calgary-Yard Waste

Leaves, branches, plants, grass clippings and other yard waste (excluding sod) will be accepted for composting. Yard waste must be separate from other items.

eCycle Solutions

Acceptable items

  • TVs

  • computers, tablets

  • printers

  • photocopiers

  • speakers

  • keyboards, mice, computer cables

  • NOT ACCEPTING: cell phones, DVD/CD players, gaming consoles

Action Tyre

Action Tyre will accept tires, rims and batteries.


  • Gently used clothing for SE Calgary Resource Centre

COVID19 Protocols

  • This will be a drive through event

  • Volunteers will unload items from vehicles

  • Everyone is to remain inside their vehicle

  • Long wait times may be experienced

  • Thank ou for your patience and understanding