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 ruled that the company contravened the BCRR, BCMB By-laws, permit conditions and Service Agreement by engaging in a systematic effort to defraud the Alberta beverage container recycling system.
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Beyond your fully refundable deposit, a container recycling fee or environmental levy may be applied at the point of purchase to cover the net costs in recycling beverage containers. The fee is required to fund that portion of system operations costs (collection, transportation and marketing) not covered by material revenues (i.e., the ‘salvage value’ of the containers) and unredeemed deposits. The CRFs are non-refundable and based on a not-for-profit formula. They range from no charge to up to 8 cents per container. The fee is a few pennies on your grocery bill and helps keep tonnes of waste from ending up in Alberta landfills.