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Red Deer School Opens Its Own 'Bottle Depot'
Posted: May 10, 2015

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 Cosmos Bottle Depot – Aspen Branch with the help of the Cosmos 1 Bottle Depot in Red Deer and the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB). Read more...  

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The handling commission is a fee paid to depots by manufacturers or collection system agents to reimburse the depots for the expenses related to collecting and handling containers.

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