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South Hill Bottle Depot and Hunting Hills High School benefit from beverage container recycling industry grant
Posted: June 17, 2014

Red Deer, Alberta...New beverage container recycling bins are now in place at Hunting Hills High School in Red Deer, thanks to a Recycling Infrastructure Partnership (RIP) grant provided to South Hill Bottle Depot. The $15,000 grant was awarded to South Hill to purchase the recycling containers and place them in the school of over 1,400 students. The school will retain the proceeds from the beverage containers collected. South Hill Bottle Depot owner Greg Schultz initiated the application for th...

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How do bottle depots get paid?

Bottle depots are paid by the manufacturer or the collection system agent. Depots are reimbursed for each container they have collected at a rate of:

  • 10 cents per container one litre or less
  • 25 cents per container over one litre
Depots are also paid a handling commission (see BCMB Administrative Bylaw for current handling commission rates).

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