Alberta’s beverage container recycling system is one of the best in the world. The BCMB is committed to continually assessing the system’s performance and exploring new and innovative ways to make it cost effective and efficient.
This report features the latest data on beverage container recovery in Canada, including province-specific performance rates and collection costs, as well as an analysis of environmental and economic benefits.
This report utilizes primary and secondary data to initially establish the tonnage of material recycled in Alberta across the residential; industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI); and construction and demolition (C&D) sectors. It then calculates the multiple social and economic benefits realized in Alberta from this recycling activity.
This report aims to look beyond the process of beverage container collection, by considering end-use recycling outcomes. What happens to the beverage containers once they have been returned to a depot and then collected by the collection system agent?
This report analyzes the viability of small depots within the province of Alberta.
We regularly survey the public on their recycling habits and level of satisfaction with depots and the beverage container recycling system.
On an annual basis, customers are surveyed after completing a transaction at a depot, regarding their recycling habits, knowledge of the beverage container recycling system, and level of satisfaction with depots.
Depots are surveyed annually on their satisfaction with the BCMB, the Collection System Agent and the Collection Service Provider.