89% of Albertans return their beverage containers to a bottle depot for a refund.

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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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If I have a large volume of containers, will depots come and pick them up for me?

If you operate a business that produces a large volume of beverage containers, check with your local depot to see if they or a charitable partner offer a commercial pickup service.

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