Each year the City of Calgary Waste and Recycling Services and Community Standards partner up with community associations to help communities get rid of unwanted household items and property waste. This event saves residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit their waste and recycling carts for residents that do not have cart service by providing three packer trucks with crews. This service is free to all Calgarians.
When: Saturday, July 10th, 2021 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. (please arrive prior to 1:45 p.m.) Where: The far west end of Discovery Ridge Boulevard What: Please check the list below for items that will and will not be accepted on July 10th to avoid any unnecessary trips. Important note: Please note that provincial regulations due to COVID-19 (staying 2 metres apart, wearing masks, and practicing good hygiene) are in effect for all Community Clean Ups.
City of Calgary Accepted
branches, plants, grass clippings and other yard waste (please note
yard waste must be separate from other items and needs to be in paper or
compostable boxes or bags.)
Glass (e.g. window panes, glass table tops)
Household appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, freezers)
Liquids (e.g. cooking oils)
Sod or dirt
Household hazardous waste including:
Automobile, cleaning, healthcare, and gardening chemicals
For information with regards hazardous materials recycling please contact Calgary Fire Department: Hazardous Materials. Call 311 or visit calgary.ca
Regular household recycling will NOT be accepted on this day, please keep for regular pickup. Bottles and cans can be taken to the bottle shack (tied safely in bags) – thank you! SCRI Electronics Recycling
Televisions, Computer Monitors and All-in One Computers
Desktop Printers and Printer combinations, Scanners, Fax Machines and Photocopiers
items not sponsored by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority’s
(ARMA) Province Wide Electronics Recycling Program (e.g. Cable boxes,
Cell Phones, Gaming consoles/games, Christmas Lights, Microwaves, VCRs)
Note that Recycle-Logic Inc. reserves the rights to refuse any item NOT on the ARMA Sponsored Material List or any ineligible item with too much plastic.
Donations and metal items collection are yet to be confirmed. Please stay tuned.
Back by popular demand! Pleases join us for a 3rd installment of DRCA Food Trucks on Saturday June 5th from 3 pm to 8 pm at the green space in front of the DRCA Rec Facility. Please walk down to the event and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends at this ‘Buy and Go’ food-for-purhase event.
Social distancing and masks required in the food lineups.
Reminders: There will be limited parking in the parking lot Please abide by all Provincial Covid-19 protocols There will be no public restrooms available so please plan accordingly
Food Trucks participating include: Family Cheesed – various grilled cheese sandwiches and wings. Family Dogs – hots dogs, fries, and poutine The Neon Taco – traditional and crazy tacos Family Dough – cookie dough, cotton candy, gourmet ice pops,donuts, drinks Canadian Bear Balls – mini-donuts, poutines, sugar and cinnamon balls Bailey’s Vintage Ice Cream – 6 rotating flavours with dairy free and nut free options. Mix and match two scoops for $5 Family Squeezed Lemonade – all natural traditional lemonade
For gluten friendly options please check the menu board at Family Dogs, Neon Taco and Family Cheesed
As we navigate these challenging COVID times, the Discovery Ridge Community Association regularly reviews the usage of our Recreation Facilities. For the time being, our facilities remain open for use. All users are required to adhere to any and all current Public Health Orders and/or City of Calgary COVID rules. The DRCA does not manage enforcement of these rules and as such users MUST self-regulate in order to prevent a full closure of our facilities. Please use regular reporting channels, such as the City of Calgary 311 service or the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number (403-266-1234) for any misuse complaints.
Be ready! The City of Calgary recently presented this year’s Flood Awareness & Preparedness information to the DRCA. It is that time of year so please prepare…have your emergency supplies kit stocked up, evacuation bags ready to go and NEW download the notification APP to your phone.
The presentation with APP information will be available on the DRCA website soon.
As previously shared, if any residents of Discovery Ridge wish to know what development is being proposed, individuals need to search this information out. There are significant new phase development permit applications ongoing currently in the Discovery Pointe area. If you are interested to review: https://dmap.calgary.ca (to search by map) https://developmentmap.calgary.ca/?find=DP2021-2102
Please note that Parks will be closing the Griffith Woods Park parking lot this Thursday, April 29th until 1:30pm. This is so that crews can come in to paint lines in the lot and identify spaces for use, which should both increase the capacity and efficiency of the lot.
Please be advised that from April 26th until approximately May 9th (weather dependent) the Discovery Ridge Tennis courts will be closed for resurfacing. The DRCA was able to obtain 75% of the required funding through a city grant to complete this work and our courts will soon be like new again.
Did you know…The City of Calgary has moved Development Permit activity online? Applications for all types of development need to be looked up. If you ever wish to see what development applications are being considered by the City of Calgary for Discovery Ridge, and/or wish to provide feedback on any application, you must search it yourself which can be done via the interactive map:www.calgary.ca/pdmap
Discovery Ridge Earth Day/Litter Pick Up – NEW DATE Saturday MAY 8 – 9am – 12pm
We need your help getting our beautiful community looking its finest again as we head into summer!
Families and residents alike are invited to the Annual Discovery Ridge Earth Day Litter Pick-Up on Saturday May 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm. Participants of all ages are welcome but children should be accompanied by an adult. All involved should aim to commit approximately two hours to walk sections of Discovery Ridge. Garbage bags, pick-up sticks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided and will be distributed the day of the event at the Skate Shack from 9:00-10:30am.
Various areas around Discovery Ridge will be divided out among participants and maps will be available via email ahead of April 24th. Please note – this is not a group event. Each volunteer will pick up garbage bags, sticks and gloves in a socially distanced, safe manner and will then work on their own in a designated area; people from the same household can of course do the the litter pick up together. Make it a family effort! Please email email@example.com for more information and to register your intent to participate.
Thank you and please remember to dress appropriately for the weather….it is Calgary after all!