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Handling Commission Review a Success
Posted: February 27, 2017

The BCMB has successfully completed the 2016-2017 Handling Commission Review (HCR). On February 22, 2017, the BCMB Board of Directors approved an agreement between Interested Parties and set new handling commissions that will become effective as of April 1, 2017. The HCR process, conducted every three years, engages industry stakeholder groups, referred to as Interested Parties, in the review and negotiation of handling commissions.  Beverage manufacturers pay handling commissions to depot...

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What is the relationship between the BCMB, the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC), the Alberta Beer Container Corporation (ABCC) and the Alberta Bottle Depot Association (ABDA)?

The BCMB oversees the beverage container recycling system and is the system regulator. The ABCRC is the collection system agent and is approved by the BCMB while the ABCC is a collection system provider. The ABDA represents bottle depot owners in Alberta. All four organizations work in partnership to ensure the collection and processing of used beverage containers in the province.

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