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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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Is the BCMB a government agency?

No. The BCMB is a Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO), an arms length organization that has delegated government authority under the Ministry of Environment and Parks to impose requirements on beverage recycling program stakeholders. DAOs are unique - a range of stakeholders are encouraged to participate, including industry, government and the public. These parties are primarily involved in program stewardship through appointments to the Board of Directors. The BCMB receives no funding from the Government of Alberta.

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