The BCMB is mandated to regulate and enhance a  leading beverage container system that protects Alberta’s environment.

Find your nearest Depot Learn More

Find your nearest Depot

Where is your nearest depot? What beverage containers can be returned for a refund? What are the refund amounts? Click above for answers to these and other questions about recycling your beverage containers.

Depot Notices for Owners Learn More

Depot Notices for Owners

View important Depot Notices released by the BCMB.

Beverage Container Database Learn More

Beverage Container Database

Search for any of the almost 150,000 beverage containers registered in Alberta.

Want to purchase a Depot? Learn More

Want to purchase a Depot?

Find out how to obtain a permit to own and operate a depot in Alberta.

Environment Week!

Environment Week is an opportunity to say, "Thanks Alberta!" and to celebrate all the ways we’re lessening our impact on the environment. Albertans’ commitment to recycling diverts millions of tonnes of waste from landfills each year. The Beverage Container Management Board has teamed up again this year with the Alberta Used Oil Management Association and Alberta Recycling to promote Environment Week.

Visit the Environment Week web site at for more information and to find out how to take part in the E-Week Challenge on Instagram by following @EnvironmentWeek.

Environment Week!

Congratulations Alberta!

Alberta’s beverage container recycling industry is proud to celebrate a return rate of 86.2%, exceeding the goal of an 85% return rate set by the Government of Alberta. This equates to over 2 billion containers being returned to depots annually. This success is not only due to the hard work of industry stakeholders, but also to Albertans who are becoming more and more aware of the benefits of beverage container recycling and protecting our environment.


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