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

2019 Depot Award Recipients

Each year at the  ABDA’s Industry Conference,  the industry takes time to appreciate and recognize the excellent performance of depots around the province. 

To see the list of winners from this year’s Conference, CLICK HERE!


Currently, no Metro change of locations will be considered while the BCMB undergoes an RFA process review. The timeline for this review will be re-evaluated  in  March 2020 and more information will be available at that time.

Increased Container Deposit Values in BC

The Government of British Columbia has decided to increase the deposit value for non-alcoholic beverage containers returned in BC.

CLICK HERE for more information!

The BCMB by-laws have changed.

Click here for more information.

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 return rate of 86%, 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.


Did you know that by recycling 1000 beverage containers 51.1 kg of waste is diverted from landfills? 

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

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