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Celebrating an 86.2% Return Rate
Posted: June 21, 2017

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 ...

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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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