2018 Cranston Community Cleanup Day!

Join the Cranston Community Association in partnership with the City of Calgary Waste & Recycling Services in our annual community Clean-Up Day on Sunday 10 June from 9 am to 2 pm.  We will be at the Century Hall parking lot, located at 11 Cranarch SE.   The following services will be on hand for you to offload any unwanted items you may have around the house:

City of Calgary Waste & Recycling

The City of Calgary’s packer trucks will be accepting household waste that you want to clear from your house or garage until 2 pm.  In addition, there will be a truck available to accept organic waste (branches, leaves, grass clippings).  For a list of what is accepted as garbage and what can be recycled or composted, please go to the following link:  http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/WRS/Pages/What-goes-where/Default.aspx

Please do not bring your hazardous materials to be disposed of or recycled.  Here is a link to a list of hazardous materials that cannot be accepted.  The items that will NOT be accepted by the City of Calgary include:

  • tires
  • major home appliances including microwaves
  • paint and household chemicals
  • propane tanks
  • car batteries
  • liquids
  • metals
  • glass
  • railroad ties

 Donovan Enterprises (metal)

Donovan Enterprises will be on hand to accept metal items for recycling, including:

  • appliances (any size)
  • fridges and freezers upon payment of a $20 fee
  • computers, phones, laptops, tablets, amplifiers, stereos
  • vehicle rims (with or without tires)
  • air conditioners
  • disassembled metal bed frames
  • metal exercise equipment
  • steel weights
  • bicycles
  • car/motorcycle batteries
  • metal vehicle parts

The following list of items are NOT accepted:

  • propane tanks
  • tires without rims
  • chain link or chicken wire fencing
  • mattress springs
  • concrete weights
  • wood and plastic
  • televisions and computer monitors
  • plastic exercise equipment
  • printers and fax machines
  • storage sheds (metal or wood)
  • items containing flammable liquids (ie lawnmowers with gas, heaters with fuel)
  • items containing mercury
  • radioactive material
  • dirt, debris, or waste of any kind (glass, wood, dirt, concrete, asphalt or other non-metallic materials)

Recycle-Logic (electronics)

Recycle-Logic will be available to take any unwanted household electronics for recycling.  For a list of items that are accepted and not accepted, please go to the following link:  http://www.recycle-logic.com/materials_accepted.html

Cerebral Palsy Association (household items)

The Cerebral Palsy Association will be on hand to accept gently used clothing and household items.  Here’s a link for more information:  http://www.cpalberta.com/2018/03/01/donate-used-items

Waffles and Chix

New for 2018 will be Waffles and Chix, one of Calgary’s famous food truck establishments, at the CCA Cleanup Event.  After the hot, sweaty work is done, treat yourself to some southern fried chicken and/or Belgian waffles!  Check out the menu at http://www.wafflesandchix.com/.




    • As far as I know, Debbie, mulch is acceptable. HOWEVER, it would be worth the trip to the drop-off location to ask the City of Calgary employee before you load it into your vehicle.

    • The City of Calgary trucks probably take old mattresses and box springs BUT it would be worth the trip to the drop-off location to ask them first before you bring them.

    • Our metals vendor, Donovan Enterprises, might take it for a fee as it likely has coolant in it that would need to be purged. I don’t know what the fee for small fridges is but it would be worth the trip to the drop-off location to ask them before you load it into your vehicle.

  • Is there a list of thing that will be taken, because after the list of will not takes there almost nothing left. Last yr one of the guys down the street was throwing away couches, wood and other crazy stuff(nothing dangerous). This yr it looks like there is almost nothing you can through away in the bins.

    • Hi Shawn,

      Don’t read too much into the list of not acceptable items. Bring what you have, even the big ticket items like couches and furniture and the City of Calgary guys will tell you what they can take. If you’ve never seen a couch get “eaten” by the truck, it’s something to watch! Cheers!

      Mark Labrecque

    • Hi Sheila,

      Unfortunately there will not be document shredding available. The cost is exorbitant for mobile on-site shredding services and the CCA was unable to justify it.

      Mark Labrecque

  • just checking as i don’t see it on the do not drop off parts but i’ve got old rolled up carpet and underlay. would they take that?

    • Hi Greg,

      Yes they will take rolled up carpet and underlay. This is the time to get rid of big ticket items!

      Mark Labrecque

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