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Edmonton Leads Calgary in Containers Collected
Posted: May 26, 2016

As we head into the busy summer season for depots in Alberta, it’s a great time to look at the notable difference it can make to a depot’s bottom line if you work with your community to promote the return of beverage containers for recycling and a refund. While Calgary and area has a larger population than the Edmonton region, beverage container returns in that city and its surrounding communities are about 15% lower.   The Calgary region includes 22 depots in the city and one e...

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What is the Beverage Container Management Board?

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta. It is a not-for-profit association consisting of representatives of Alberta beverage manufacturers, container depots and the public (environmental organizations, municipalities and interested citizens). The BCMB works to ensure that Albertans have access to a convenient and cost-effective system for recycling used beverage containers.

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