Paper cups can now be recycled in Calgary’s blue carts

The City of Calgary recently announced that residents can recycle paper coffee cups and paper drink cups in their blue carts at home, as well as at community recycling depots located throughout the city.

Paper cups accepted now include the disposable cups found at most coffee shops, and soft drink cups found at fast food restaurants. Make sure to remove the plastic lid, empty the contents and give your paper cup a rinse before recycling.

The best choice when going to the coffee shop though? Using a reusable coffee cup. It’s even better for the environment because it prevents waste and saves energy and resources. It also keeps your coffee warmer for much longer!

For more information, visit the City of Calgary website on paper coffee cup recycling.