What fees am I required to pay as a depot owner?

         
FEE TYPE   DESCRIPTION   AMOUNT
 
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Application for a Permit to Operate a Depot      To be submitted with any depot application    $600
         
Release of Permit Fee   To be submitted if awarded a permit   $500
         
Depot Permit Renewal Fee      To be submitted with Depot Renewal Application    $500
         
Depot Permit Amendment Fee     To be submitted with Permit Amendment Application    $500
         
Operation Fee   Paid by the CSA, on behalf of each depot, on a monthly basis. The operation fee is set annually by the BCMB Board of Directors.   $0.00065 for each container collected 

Handling Commissions

 
What are Handling Commissions?
 

A Handling Commission is the amount paid by the Collection System Agent or a Collection Service Provider to a depot operator for containers collected from that depot.  Depots are paid to collect, sort and prepare containers for shipment.  Every three years, the BCMB ’s Board of Directors commences a Handling Commission Review to determine and set handling commissions for the following three-year period.  

         
Material Stream

HCs

effective April 1, 2014

HCs 

effective April 1, 2017

Interm HCs 

effective April 25, 2018

HCs 

effective October 1, 2018

  cents per container cents per container cents per container cents per container 
         
Aluminum 0-1 litre 3.171 3.178   3.242
Bag-in-a-Box Over 1 litre 22.786 23.381   23.849
Bi-Metal 0-1 litre 7.085 7.410   7.558
Bi-Metal Over 1 litre 13.048 13.083   13.345
Crystal Decanter 700 ml 100.000 *   no change
Drink Pouch 0-1 litre 4.026 4.835   4.932
Gable Top 0-1 litre 6.068 6.254   6.379
Gable Top Over 1 litre 10.434 10.817   11.033
Glass 0-1 litre 7.576 7.805   7.961
Glass Over 1 litre 12.281 12.626   12.879
Molson Coors Refillable Miller Genuine Draft 355 ml n/a  n/a 6.64 6.64
Moosehead Breweries Refillable 10.420 *   no change
HDPE Plastics Natural Over 1 litre 12.011 12.521   12.771
Industry Standard Bottles 4.645 4.733   4.828
Liquor and Wine Ceramics 25.000 50.505   51.515
Other Plastics 0-1 litre 5.530 5.642   5.755
Other Plastics over 1 litre 11.491 11.582   11.814
Patron en Lalique 1750 ml 100.000 *   no change
PET 0-1 litre (clear & light blue tint) 4.654 4.725   4.820
PET Over 1 litre (clear & light blue tint) 9.990 10.350   10.557
Plastic One-Way Key Over 1 litre 65.000 65.000   66.300
Sleemans Refillable 6.840 6.959   7.098
Steam Whistle Refillable 11.890 9.136   9.319
Tetra Brik 0-1 litre 5.081 5.220   5.324
Tetra Brik Over 1 litre 14.623 15.058   15.359
         
 *material stream will be reviewed after one year of collection   
BCMB Mandate - to regulate and enhance a leading beverage container system that protects Alberta’s environment.