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 ...
Give the containers a quick rinse, especially milk containers
Leave tabs and labels on
Flatten milk containers and jugs but do not crush other containers like cans and plastic bottles
Confirm hours of operation at your local depot.
Saturday is usually the busiest day.
You can pre-sort and count your containers. Depots will gladly do it for you, but if you separate containers by size (0-1L and over 1L) and type (i.e. glass, metal, plastic, juice boxes) before you head to the depot, it will mean a faster return.
Please take home your boxes and bags for reuse – do not throw them in the garbage.