Albertans returned 82.4% of their beverage containers to a bottle depot in 2012.

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New President Appointed for BCMB
Posted: January 31, 2015

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB), I am pleased to announce that J. Richard W. Hall has been appointed as the new President of the BCMB, effective January 5, 2015. Richard has an extensive legal, policy and business background, and comes to us from his most recent position as CEO of the Tulita District Land Corporation and prior to that, Chair and CEO of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada. He also served as an Adjudicator with Alberta...

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What types of beverage containers are refundable?

All “ready-to-serve” beverage containers sold in Alberta are part of the collection system. There are over 50,000 beverage containers registered in the province, including: plastic drink bottles and jugs, aluminum cans, polycoat containers, glass bottles and metal cans. If you aren’t sure if a container can be returned for a refund, check with your bottle depot or go to

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