A lot of people don’t know this but, the City of Calgary provides free sand-salt mix for citizens to use on their driveway or side walk. The City of Calgary states the sand-salt mixture is refereed to as Pickle and that “Pickle helps breakdown snow and ice, making it easier for you to comply with the bylaw regulating snow and ice removal”. All you have to do is go pick it up from your local Calgary fire department / EMS station!
The City of Calgary states that although it is a free service to please note:
- Supply is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and there’s no guarantee any is available when you arrive.
- Limit your haul to one container per visit.
- Bring your own container (under 25 kg) and shovel.
- Supply is for individual use only. No contractors, please.
Below is a list of places where you can get the sand-salt mix from as well as where mixture is located.