Take a bow, Calgary: Recycling leaps by 70% after rollout of blue cart program

CALGARY — The city’s recycling program is gaining ground and is on target for reducing total waste going to three landfills.

Officials say Calgary’s recycling program has seen residents diverting more than 200 million kilograms of materials in the three years since the blue carts were introduced.

The increase in recycling by more than 70 per cent is cause for celebration.

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