Materials Accepted and Not Accepted

Below is an indicative list of materials and items that we accept, or do not accept at Calgary Waste and Recovery Inc. If you have material not listed here, please contact our office.

Some materials may be subject to a 'Handling Fee' which will be charged depending on the quantity and nature of the offending material.

If you have any questions, call us on (403) 407-2711 or contact us via email at info@calgarywr.com.

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We do accept the following materials:

  • Asphalt shingles 
  • Cardboard / paper 
  • Chipboard 
  • Dry non-hazardous materials 
  • Drywall/Gyprock
  • Fencing 
  • Glass 
  • Metal 
  • Wood 
  • Mixed constructions & Demo Loads 
  • Plastic  
  • Packaging materials 
  • Pallets 
  • Plywood and OSB 
  • Renovation materials 
  • Sawdust 
  • Shakes 
  • Steel pipe 
  • Stumps
  • Unpainted dimensional lumber 
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) sawdust

We do not accept the following materials:

  • Animal wastes / carcasses 
  • Asbestos 
  • Ballasts 
  • Batteries 
  • Biomedical waste 
  • Burned debris
  • Clean fill (end dump, tandem, triple-axle truckloads) 
  • Compressed cylinders (propane, oxygen ,fire extinguishers, etc) 
  • Containers With Lids 
  • Sealed Drum / Containers 
  • Empty oil containers 
  • Free Liquids 
  • Grass clippings, flowers, plants, tree branches with leaves or needles 
  • Greases / oils or their containers 
  • Hazardous materials or any containers having contained hazardous materials 
  • Household or commercial chemicals 
  • Hydrocarbon soils 
  • Oily rags 
  • Oily wastes 
  • Paints / Solvents 
  • Pesticides or their containers 
  • Propane tanks 
  • Railroad ties 
  • Residential or commercial food wastes 
  • Semi-Solids 
  • Sludges 
  • Rubber strips 
  • Transformers 
  • Treated wood 
  • Vitreous (glass) like material