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Celebrating an 86.2% Return Rate

June 21, 2017Read More ›

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 ...

June 21, 2017 01:00:00

New BCMB Website

June 14, 2017Read More ›

The BCMB website is currently undergoing a revamp.  Our new website will be availble in July 2017. During the course of this transition there will be some interuptions to our website service. In particular, the Find A Depot tool is being transit...

June 14, 2017 01:00:00

Celebrating Environment Week 2017

June 05, 2017Read More ›

The Beverage Container Management Board, Alberta Recycling and the Alberta Used Oil Management Association are teaming up again this year to celebrate Environment Week and thank Albertans for recycling. Albertans are some of the best recyclers in the...

June 05, 2017 01:00:00

Handling Commission Review a Success

February 27, 2017Read More ›

The BCMB has successfully completed the 2016-2017 Handling Commission Review (HCR). On February 22, 2017, the BCMB Board of Directors approved an agreement between Interested Parties and set new handling commissions that will become effective as of A...

February 27, 2017 02:00:00

Andrew Bottle Depot Permit Cancelled

February 18, 2017Read More ›

Edmonton....Effective February 16, 2017, the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) has cancelled the operating permit held by Alberta Reclaim and Recycling Company Inc. for the Andrew Bottle Depot in Andrew, Alberta. A BCMB Hearing Panel has rul...

February 18, 2017 02:00:00

In Loving Memory of Trevor Nickel

January 19, 2017Read More ›

It is with great sadness that I announce the sudden and recent passing of one of our Board members, Trevor Nickel. The Board of Directors and staff of the Beverage Container Management Board are devastated by the loss of our friend and colleague.&nbs...

January 19, 2017 02:00:00

Who Pays What 2016 – Report on Beverage Container Recycling and Reuse in Canada

January 09, 2017Read More ›

CM Consulting recently released its biannual report on the beverage container recycling industry in Canada – Who Pays What 2016. The Beverage Container Management Board is one of the report sponsors and the detailed examination of the industry ...

January 09, 2017 02:00:00

Celebrating 85%

June 22, 2016Read More ›

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...

June 22, 2016 01:00:00

Beverage Container Database Now Online

June 14, 2016Read More ›

All beverage containers registered for sale or distribution in Alberta can now be found online in a new searchable database. Over 130,000 containers are currently registered for sale in the province. Registration ensures the container is recyclable a...

June 14, 2016 01:00:00

Environment Week 2016

June 03, 2016Read More ›

From June 5-11, the BCMB celebrated Environment Week 2016 with our partners, the Alberta Used Oil Management Association and Alberta Recycling. Since 1997, Albertans have recycled 27 billion beverage containers, along with many other m...

June 03, 2016 01:00:00

Edmonton Leads Calgary in Containers Collected

May 26, 2016Read More ›

As we head into the busy summer season for depots in Alberta, it’s a great time to look at the notable difference it can make to a depot’s bottom line if you work with your community to promote the return of beverage containers for recycl...

May 26, 2016 01:00:00

Support for Fort McMurray

May 09, 2016Read More ›

Support Fort McMurray Support the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire by donating your beverage containers at your local depot. Funds from all donated containers will go to the Red Cross to help provide relief to evacuees. You can also donate onlin...

May 09, 2016 01:00:00

Non-Dairy, Flavoured Coffee Creamers Now Part of Deposit-Refund System

November 12, 2015Read More ›

As of November 1, 2015, all liquid, non-dairy, flavoured coffee creamers are part of Alberta’s deposit-refund system for beverage containers.  These containers will have a deposit on them when purchased at a retail location and can be retu...

November 12, 2015 02:00:00

RFA for Depots in Edmonton, Calgary & Airdrie

November 08, 2015Read More ›

The Beverage Container Management Board is calling for applications to own and operate beverage container depots in two designated areas in Edmonton, three designated areas in Calgary and one designated area in Airdrie. Click here for more informatio...

November 08, 2015 02:00:00

BCMB Appoints New President

July 12, 2015Read More ›

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB), I am pleased to announce that Jeff Linton has been appointed as the new President of the BCMB, effective July 13, 2015. Jeff comes to the BCMB from the Alberta Bot...

July 12, 2015 11:00:00

BCMB Releases 2014 Annual Report

June 10, 2015Read More ›

The BCMB released its 2014 Annual Report at its Annual General Meeting today. Accomplishments for 2014 included: record returns of over 2.1 billion beverage containers for recycling and a refund a return rate of 83.3% the further development and pil...

June 10, 2015 11:00:00

Environment Week 2015

May 31, 2015Read More ›

From May 31 - June 1 we celebrated Environment Week 2015 with our partners, the Alberta Used Oil Management Association and Alberta Recycling. Albertans should be proud of their recycling of many different materials, inlcuding 24 billion beverage con...

May 31, 2015 01:00:00

Red Deer School Opens Its Own 'Bottle Depot'

May 10, 2015Read More ›

May 11, 2015….A unique, new project is helping students at Aspen Heights Elementary School in Red Deer learn about the benefits of recycling beverage containers and how to operate a bottle depot. The school’s MicroSociety has opened the ...

May 10, 2015 11:00:00

New Chair Appointed to BCMB

March 09, 2015Read More ›

Andrew Stephens was appointed the new Chair of the Beverage Container Management Board on February 18, 2015. He retired in 2012 as a senior executive in the oil and gas industry where he began his career as an engineer. He has over 35 years of busine...

March 09, 2015 11:00:00

BCMB Recognizes Alberta’s First Bottle Depot Owner on his Retirement

February 26, 2015Read More ›

Dave Green opened Alberta’s first bottle depot in Lethbridge in April 1971. He now owns two convenience stores and depots in the community and is a well-respected local businessman. Dave has seen many changes in the beverage container recycling...

February 26, 2015 12:00:00