The 942 million aluminum cans returned in 2016 are enough to manufacture 44,000 half-ton trucks.

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Celebrating an 86.2% Return Rate
Posted: June 21, 2017

The beverage container return rate reached 86.2% in 2016, one of the highest return rates in North America and up from 85% in 2015. That significant accomplishment helps solidify Alberta’s reputation as a leader in beverage container recycling world-wide. Other highlights contained in the 2016 Annual Report, released at the BCMB’s Annual General Meeting on June 21, include:• The opening of two new depots - the Winterburn Bottle Depot in west Edmonton and the Walden Bottle Depot ...

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Can I squash milk containers so they take up less space before I take them to a bottle depot?

Yes, you may squash milk containers so they take up less space in your recycling bags or bins, but leave the label on the container so it is still recognizable to bottle depot staff as a registered milk container.

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