The Calgary Stampede is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment. We currently have programs that recycle the following items:
Grass, Leaves & Trees
Mercury (Fluorescent Lights)
Vehicle used oil
The Calgary Stampede currently operates pilot projects in solar-powered lighting units and water heaters.
In 2008, the Calgary Stampede provided over 250 recycling barrels for its beverage recycling program.
The Calgary Stampede was awarded the Rs of Excellence Award for Public Spaces Recycling 2007 by the Recycling Council of Alberta.
The Calgary Stampede is committed to the protection of the environment and operating its business in compliance with all applicable environmental legislation. Furthermore, the Calgary Stampede has recently received ISO 14001:2004 certification for its environmental management system.
As a part of our commitment to sustainability, the Calgary Stampede will continue to:
- comply with all applicable environmental laws, appropriate industry standards and its own policies
- endeavor to protect the health and welfare of any persons who may be affected by Calgary Stampede operations, from environmental risks
- train its employees and agents of environmental policies, procedures and responding to environmental incidents
- implement Monitoring and Measuring Programs where appropriate
- report on a regular basis to the Board of Directors and to external bodies as required by law
- audit Environmental compliance through the use of internal and /or external auditors
- commit appropriate resources to comply with environmental legislation
As a promoter, along with your exhibitors, you are an integral member of our recycling team and we appreciate your assistance in keeping the Calgary Stampede environmentally responsible.
How can you help recycle?
- Break down all cardboard boxes and deposit them into the collection bins which are located throughout the facility or outside of Door 11.
- Leave all discarded brochures and pamphlets beside garbage cans when departing.
- If you have items that can be recycled, inform building maintenance and they will assist you or provide information.
Why can’t I wash my vehicle with soap or chemicals in the parking lot?
The parking lots are all tied into the Elbow River. Any chemicals or detergents cause an impact to the ecosystem and contravenes the City of Calgary By-law. Please contact your event coordinator if large scale washing is required for your event.
The Calgary Stampede Cardboard Recycling Process
Cardboard is recycled from all areas on Stampede Park including Trade & Consumer Shows, Commissary and the Annual Fair. 128 MT of cardboard were recycled in 2007. All cardboard is collected and processed behind the BMO Centre. Once baled, the cardboard is sent to Metro Materials Recovery Inc. and recycled into finished products.
The Calgary Stampede has an Environmental Protection Policy and an appointed committee that is continuously reviewing recycling and energy management initiatives. If you would like more information please contact 403.261.0599 and see the environmental section in the Appendix.