Almost 98 million kilograms of material was diverted from landfills in 2016 due to beverage container recycling.

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Celebrating an 86.2% Return Rate
Posted: June 21, 2017

The beverage container return rate reached 86.2% in 2016, one of the highest return rates in North America and up from 85% in 2015. That significant accomplishment helps solidify Alberta’s reputation as a leader in beverage container recycling world-wide. Other highlights contained in the 2016 Annual Report, released at the BCMB’s Annual General Meeting on June 21, include:• The opening of two new depots - the Winterburn Bottle Depot in west Edmonton and the Walden Bottle Depot ...

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What are the deposit/refund amounts for beverage containers?

When you return beverage containers to a Depot in Alberta, you will receive a refund of the deposit you initially paid when you purchased the product from a retailer. The deposit/refund amount for containers 1 litre or less is 10 cents and for containers greater than 1 litre the deposit/refund is 25 cents.

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