Weekend community cleanups have started around Calgary, an annual initiative between the City of Calgary and community associations. These community cleanups help residents get rid of unwanted household items and property waste, with a record one million kilograms of waste and 200,000 kilograms of organics collected last year alone.
With spring cleaning still top of mind and the weather cooperating, here's where you can find upcoming community cleanups in southwest Calgary.
*All cleanups are 9am to 2pm unless otherwise noted:
- Coach Hill/Patterson Heights - 6229 Patina Drive SW, Saturday May 6
- North Glenmore Park/Garrison Green - 2231 Longridge Drive SW, Sunday, May 7
- Palliser/Bayview/Pump Hill - 2323 Palliser Drive SW, Sunday, May 7
- Elboya Heights - 416 Park Avenue SW, Sunday, May 7
- Woodcreek - 1991 Woodview Drive SW, Saturday, May 13
- Springbank Hill - 150 Ambrose Close SW *runs 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturday, May 13
- Canyon Meadows - 844 Cantabrian Drive SW, Saturday, May 20
- Wildwood - 4411 Spruce Drive SW, Saturday, May 27
- Rosscarrock - 4411 10 Avenue SW, Saturday, May 27
- Mayfair/Belaire - 1011 Beverly Boulevard SW, Sunday, May 28
- Discovery Ridge - 532 Discovery Ridge Boulevard SW, Sunday, May 28
- Oakridge - 9504 Oakfield Drive SW, Saturday, June 3
- West Springs/Cougar Ridge - 700 77 Street SW, Sunday, June 4
- Signal Hill - 3200 Signal Hill Drive SW. *runs 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Saturday, June 24
- Braeside - 11024 Braeside Drive SW, Saturday, September 2
- Glamorgan - 4207 41 Avenue SW, Saturday, September 23
Please note that garbage trucks at the events will NOT accept the following restricted items: metal, home electronics, home appliances, tires, bicycles, car batteries, gas, liquids, metals, propane tanks or paint. However, some community associations do arrange for special services to dispose of these prohibited items. Please check with your community association for additional disposal opportunities and recycling services for items such as electronics, metals, bicycles, baby car seats and tires, as many offer these services at the scheduled events for a small fee. [City of Calgary]
For a full list of community cleanups, see the City of Calgary website here.