Nov 2017: Multi-Family Buildings Are Now Required to Divert Food/Yard Waste
Multi-family food and yard waste in Calgary
As of Nov. 1, 2017, multi-family complexes like apartments and condos are required to separate food and yard waste from the garbage for composting or diversion. Similar to the multi-family recycling requirements, building owners and managers have the choice to seek out a food and yard waste service provider, and decide the best way to offer and manage the service.
If your building does not have a food and yard waste program after Nov. 1, 2017, please ask your building owner or manager if they are setting up a program. If a program is not provided, please contact us by filling out the online request HERE>>
Tips for reducing food waste
You can save a lot of money by preventing food waste. It is estimated that Canadian households throw away an average of $28 worth of food each week. That adds up to $1,456 a year! HERE you will find simple tricks to ensure that no food goes to waste in your home.
Top 5 Things You Thought Were Compostable (but Aren't)
greencalgary.org offers you a list of top 5 things you thought were compostable (but aren’t). They'll also be addressing more recycling questions that came in. READ MORE HERE>>