Alberta Depots Are Open

Depots are still open for Albertans to return their beverage containers for a refund as they are considered an essential service. With the new provincial restrictions, the beverage container recycling industry remains committed to ensuring the safety of customers and staff with many different safety measures in place. Depot hours may vary.

Click here to find your nearest depot and its hours of operation.

Click here to find Covid-related FAQs for the public, depots and manufacturers.


The BCMB is grateful to Alberta’s beverage container recycling industry for all of their efforts  in 2020. Click here to read the full Thank You Message.

RFP – Depot Mapping and Siting Criteria

A Request for Proposals is now open for the analysis of existing depot locations in Alberta and the creation of criteria for future depot siting. Click here for more information.

Depot Mapping RFP

2021-2023 Business Plan Released


The BCMB’s 2021-2023 Business Plan was approved by the Board of Directors

on November 25, 2020. Learn More

BCMB Supports Government of Alberta Goal for Circular Plastics Economy


The BCMB is pleased to see the Government of Alberta’s recently released Natural Gas Vision and Strategy includes a focus on a circular economy for plastics.

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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.

Quality Monitoring System Learn More

Quality Monitoring System

The BCMB QMS is where Depot Operators can submit tickets to industry partners.

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.

Congratulations Alberta!

Alberta’s beverage container recycling industry is proud to celebrate a collection rate of 85.3%, exceeding the goal of an 85% collection rate set by the Government of Alberta. This equates to almost 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.


Did you know that Albertans returned over 650 million plastic beverage containers for recycling in 2019? That’s a collection rate of 81.6%!   

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CLICK HERE to find out what’s happening in the beverage container recycling industry.

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