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Celebrating 85%
Posted: June 22, 2016

Our return rate has reached 85% - the goal set by the Government of Alberta for the beverage container recycling industry. This significant achievement means our province has one of the highest return rates in North Ameria. Read more...

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What types of beverage containers are refundable?

All “ready-to-serve” beverage containers sold in Alberta are part of the collection system. There are 120,000 beverage containers registered in the province, including: plastic drink bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, polycoat containers, glass bottles and metal cans. If you aren’t sure if a container can be returned for a refund, check with your bottle depot or go to www.bcmb.ab.ca

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