Follow your recycling from your Blue Cart all the way to Calgary’s Material Recycling Facility! Join us for a 30-minute virtual tour of the facility and learn how your recycling is sorted to be turned into new products.
We’re serious about recycling and composting, and have set ambitious goals to reduce waste going to our landfills. Our vision is to lead the community toward zero waste through innovative recycling, composting and diversion programs.
Note: this is not a behind-the-scenes tour.
Visits to the classroom in the facility running throughout the day every 30 minutes (Capacity of 30 people per tour)
Significance to Calgary
This is the Blue Cart’s 10th birthday!
- Over 10 years of recycling, we have filled the Bow Skyscraper 8x!
- The paper recycled with the blue cart program saves 1 million trees a year
- When items are picked up from your blue cart or community recycling depot they go to the Cascades Recovery+ recycling sorting facility in SE Calgary
- Materials are sorted at the Material Recycling Facility using technologies like disc screens, optical sorters, and magnets
Approximately 43 stalls. If full, the access road from 46 St up to the gate, vehicles can park along the curb beside the sidewalk only. Otherwise, street parking is available on 46 St and 102 Ave.
Public Transit Route Info
Not advised. The closest transit stop is on bus Route 150 at least 15-30 minute walk away.