Vision & Mandate


The BCMB’s vision is to be “the leader in stewarding beverage containers to minimize their impact on the environment”.


The Beverage Container Management Board is a Delegated Administrative Organization mandated under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation and incorproated under the Societies Act. The BCMB will carry out its delegated authority, as established by the Government of Alberta, "to regulate and enhance a leading beverage container system that protects Alberta's environment".

The mandate expects that the BCMB will also value:

  • greater awareness and public participation;
  • strong alignment among system stakeholders;
  • innovation and technology driven efficiency;
  • consistent, fair and firm enforcement of meaningful standards for manufacturers, retailers, depots, Collection Service Providers and the Collection System Agent; and
  • financial transparency.