Recycling, Garbage and Compost at Multi-Family Homes

Recycling, garbage and compost at multi-family homes

Calgary Housing Company multi-family homes use City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services for our garbage, recycling and composting services. The following information and resources will help you understand what goes in which bin, and what can and cannot be recycled and composted.

What Goes Where?
Garbage (Black Carts)
  • Put material into tied garbage bags before putting into your dumpster or cart.
  • For carts, use large plastic bags to line the container to save on multiple bags.
Recycling (Blue Carts)
  • Put all recyclables loose in your recycling bin, except for bagged shredded paper and bundled plastic bags.
  • Properly rinse out your containers before recycling.
Food & Yard Waste (Green Carts)
  • Use newspaper, paper bags or certified compostable bags for food and yard waste, or throw items loose into the bin.
  • Waste bags help to prevent material from sticking to bin, but are not required.

Recycling (Blue Bin)

Compost/Food and Yard Waste (Green Bin)

Recent News
Tenant Handbook

In Summer 2020 we compiled a new Printable PDF version of important information for tenants. You will find details on how to connect with CHC, guidance on the programs we provide, and advice on maintenance and management of your home. Keep a copy of the PDF on your device or print your own hardcopy. Download CHC Tenant Handbook 2020

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In early 2024 we will be reaching out to residents to gather your experiences, opinions, and ideas to inform our Anti-Racism Strategy.

You can participate by:

  • Completing the survey that will be distributed in early 2024
  • Volunteer to join a focus group (this will be available through the survey)


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