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Non-Dairy, Flavoured Coffee Creamers Now Part of Deposit-Refund System
Posted: November 12, 2015

As of November 1, 2015, all liquid, non-dairy, flavoured coffee creamers are part of Alberta’s deposit-refund system for beverage containers.  These containers will have a deposit on them when purchased at a retail location and can be returned for a refund to any Alberta bottle depot. Any containers with an expiry date before November 1, 2015 are not eligible for a refund and will need to be recycled through your municipality’s recycling program. Please contact us if you have qu...

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What is a mystery shopper audit?

All Alberta bottle depots are part of our Mystery Shopper program. A mystery shopper audit is a way for the BCMB to ensure that depots are providing accurate refunds to consumers. A “mystery shopper” will return bottles to a depot. They will then report to the BCMB and the depot on the refund they received, and whether the refund was correctly calculated and paid by the depot. Depots are promptly advised of the results of mystery shopper audits.

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