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...
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.