Albertans returned 85% of their beverage containers to a depot in 2015.

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Handling Commission Review a Success
Posted: February 27, 2017

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 April 1, 2017. The HCR process, conducted every three years, engages industry stakeholder groups, referred to as Interested Parties, in the review and negotiation of handling commissions.  Beverage manufacturers pay handling commissions to depot...

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What is the Beverage Container Management Board?

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers throughout Alberta. It is a not-for-profit association consisting of representatives of Alberta beverage manufacturers, container depots and the public (environmental organizations, municipalities and interested citizens). The BCMB works to ensure that Albertans have access to a convenient and cost-effective system for recycling used beverage containers.

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