Frequently asked questions:
Q: Does my whole building have to sign-up, or can I get recycling to just my condo unit or town-home?
A: BluPlanet is hired by your condo board directly, this means that we must provide services to the whole building or complex.
Q: Where does BluPlanet take the materials they collect?
A: BluPlanet takes our materials to a variety of places depending on where we feel we can get the best and most efficient processing for those materials.
Q: What material does BluPlanet take in their recycling programs?
A: BluPlanet Recycling will accept all of the following materials [PDF].
Q: How do I get my building signed-up for services?
A: Simple, send us a note through the contact page with your building name and number of units and we will send you out a quote within 24 hours. Also, the more information you can provide the more accurate this quote will be.
Q: Is the City of Calgary going to be implementing a recycling program for multi-family residents in the future?
A: As of right now the City of Calgary has no plans whatsoever to implement a multi-family recycling collection program. BluPlanet is your best long-term recycling collection option.
Q: How much do your services cost?
A: BluPlanet charges a fee per unit, per month for recycling collection. This fee is based on the number of units in your building. We can always provide you with a quote within 24 hours. Also remember that when you divert waste from garbage to recycling you can save on the cost of garbage collection, in many cases you will actually see a net savings.
Q: Why should I choose BluPlanet to service my recycling program?
A: Besides being Calgary’s most socially and environmentally responsible recycling collection company, BluPlanet achieves the best overall waste diversion rates of any provider in the city. If you are planning a recycling program then waste diversion must be the top priority.
Q: Can I put all of my materials into the same bin, or are they sorted?
A: Yes, it all goes into the same bin, no sorting nessesary.
Q: Our building doesn’t have a lot of room for a recycling program, how can we make this work?
A: We use a variety of collection systems to suit the needs and restrictions of our client’s buildings, there is always a way to make it work.