The City of Calgary is dedicated to our future and has a goal to reduce the amount of waste going into our landfills to just 20 per cent.

Salvation Army – For pick up call 403-287-9470

You can help give hope to those in need by looking into your closets and your homes. Donate today to your local Salvation Army Thrift Store and make a difference in someone else’ life tomorrow.


Salvation Army will kindly accept

• toys
• electronics
• collectables
• housewares
• kitchenware
• furniture
• multi media
• books and magazines
• footwear and accessories
• children’s clothing
• men’s clothing
• women’s clothing

Salvation Army will pick up for no charge. Items to be on the main level or garage. Call
to schedule a pick up time. They have 3 ton and 5 ton trucks.

Habitat For Humanity – For pick up call 403-930-2430

A non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a safe, affordable place to live. Their mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners in building affordable housing and promoting homeownership as a means of breaking the cycle of poverty.


Donations can be

• building materials, such as useable lumber, new drywall, insulation etc
• cabinets, kitchen and bathroom
• doors (must be less than 10 years old)
• dryer
• fridge/freezer
• furniture – limited to sizes and stock they already have
• hardware and tools
• home decor
• lighting/electrical (less than 10 years old)
• microwave/hoodfan
• new flooring material, carpet, underlay, tiles, hardwood and laminate
• paint, primer,stains,or varathanes (full cans only)
• plumbing, sinks, faucets,bathtubs,showers
• seasonal, outdoor tools and patio furniture
• stove
• washer
• windows (must be less than 5 years old) Habitat For Humanity will pick up at no charge. They prefer everything being donated be either in your garage or main floor only.


Calgary Public Library call 403-221-2002

The Calgary Public Library Foundation accepts donations of materials at community libraries and funds raised are invested back into the library.


• children’s books
• college text books (published in the last 10 years)
• foreign language books
• hardcover fiction and nonfiction
• paperbacks
• collectible books
• music cd’s



RE-MATT call 403-918-6411

Re-Matt recycles mattress from both business and residential customers into their raw materials (wood, foam, felt, metal etc.) These raw materials will be reused as new products. Re-Matt dismantles the box spring and/or mattress and about 95% of the materials are reused. They support Alberta local businesses by sending these raw materials to local manufacturers.rematt2

There is an $80 initial charge for pick up. Then $15 per piece.

Women In Need – 403-252-3826

WINS gratefully accepts a wide variety of gently used and new items to be sold in our stores, and offered free of charge to women in need through our Free Goods Referral Program. Your donations help transform the lives of families in Calgary.

Unfortunately, WINS Thrift Stores are not able to accept the following items for health, safety or resale reasons.

Ammunition, guns, and knives
Auto parts including tires
All kind of books
Baby / Children’s equipment – cribs, cradles, bassinets, high chairs, swings, bath seats or bath rings, baby walkers, car seats, booster seats, strollers or carriages, playpens, and safety gates.
Baby bottles or nipples that are unpackaged
Blinds or rods that are custom cut or have been used
Beds- bunk beds, waterbeds, box spring without mattress, king size mattresses or stained and ripped mattresses
Electrical or plumbing fixtures (hood fans, ceiling fans, pipes, etc.)
Flat screen TV with large back components, TV’s or Stereo units in consoles Gas Powered lawn mowers and trimmers
Hazardous goods (paint, aerosols, fuels and chemicals). Call 311 for locations to safely dispose of these goods.
Large Appliances – (stoves, washers, dryers, freezers, dishwashers) Metal or L-shaped desks
Pianos or large organs
Plastic goods with P7 Code
Single upholstered chairs not part of a couch, love seat or two chair set, single dining chair
Suitcases and luggage
Toiletries that have been opened (shampoo, lotions, etc.) Used helmets (ski, hockey, bicycle or in-line).
Used toys
Used plastic storage ware or canning jars
VHS, tape decks, record players, 8 tracks, cable boxes, cassettes tapes, and albums.

No charge for pick up. They ask for you to schedule a time.

AND IF YOUR QUESTIONS HAVN’T BEEN ANSWERED HERE…Call Alberta’s Recycling Hotline 1-800-463-6326

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