Renewing Your Depot Operating Permit

Depot Permit lengths vary, but a maximum depot permit length is no longer than five years.  It is the responsibility of each depot owner to submit to the BCMB an Application for Renewal  prior to the expiration of your current permit.  Click the link below to access the Permit Application Renewal Form. 

Failure to provide the Application for Renewal and any additional information requested by the BCMB, will result in the permit expiring at the conclusion of the existing permit term as long as the Permit Holder continues to comply with Terms and Conditions of the permit, with Regulation, BCMB By-law, policies and guidelines for the balance of that term. 

A Depot Application for Renewal must be received by the BCMB:

  • no earlier than six months prior to the expiration of the permit and no later than one month prior to the expiration of the permit.

Upon receipt of the Application for Renewal, the BCMB may request additional information from the Permit Holder.  It is the responsibility of the depot owner to provide that information as soon as possible or within the indicated timelines. 

Within 30 days after receiving the Application for Renewal and any additional requested information, the BCMB will notify the Permit Holder whether the permit renewal was granted and for what length of time it is granted for. 

  • No Permit will be renewed for a period longer than 5 years.

If you have any questions regarding the process or require further information, please contact a BCMB Compliance Officer. Click the link below to be redirected to the Contact Page.

The Permit Matrix is a standardized tool used to determine the length of a depot permit.  The Permit Matrix is composed of the following items:

  • Inspection scores
  • Quality Control performance
  • Refund Compliance
  • Uniform Code of Accounts Compliance
  • Meeting attendance 
  • Permit Renewal process 
  • Ethical and professional conduct

To review the Permit Matrix click the link below.

A Permit Holder may apply to amend, add or delete a term or condition of a Permit included the Depot location specified in that permit. 

To apply, complete and submit to the BCMB the following form:

  • Permit Condition Amendment Form   

Please click the link below to be redirected to BCMB Governance Documents to review the Beverage Container Depot Permit, Application, Renewal and Amendment By-law for the following Application for Amendment steps:

  • Notice of Application for Amendment
  • Circulation of Application for Amendment 
  • Evaluation of Application for Amendment
  • Notice of Decision of Amendment to Permit
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