What is a Blue Bin? (Recycling)

Blue bins are the place where you put items that you want to throw away, but which can be recycled. Recycling some of your waste keeps our landfills from filling up too quickly and makes for a greener planet. To use your blue bin, just put your recyclable items directly in the bin (without putting them in a bag first). If the item previously held food or other liquid waste, rinse the container out first.

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Thanks to Whitney Loewen for help with this guide. If you want to suggest a correction to this guide, or want to submit one of your own, please contact us.

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TIES is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy comprising the Siksika, Piikani and Kanai First Nations, the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.