Increase to Handling Commissions

The BCMB Board has approved an increase to handling commissions, effective May 1, 2023. Please click here for more information.

2022 Depot Awards of Excellence

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) recently joined its beverage container recycling industry partners in recognizing excellence in the industry. The awards of excellence in service, programs and industry operations were presented to depots at the Annual Industry Conference hosted by the Alberta Bottle Depot Association. Click here to read more.

Depot Awards

Industry Supports New EPR Regulations

Alberta’s beverage container recycling industry has released a statement on Alberta’s new EPR framework. Click here to read more.

Industry Supports EPR Regs

 Manufacturers, Distributors and Retailers 

All ready-to-serve beverage containers are required to be registered with the BCMB prior to selling and/or distributing in Alberta.

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To learn more about beverage container registration: Watch Video! 

To learn more about deposit advertising requirements: Watch Video!

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.

Did you know that Albertans returned more than 703 million plastic beverage containers for recycling in 2022? That’s a collection rate of 79.4%!   

Hot Topics

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

Hot Topics

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