Renewing Your Depot Operating Permit

Depot permit lengths vary, but the maximum length is five years. It is the responsibility of each depot owner to submit an Application for Renewal to the BCMB prior to the expiration of the 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 term. A permit can also be cancelled by the BCMB at any time during the permit term if a Permit Holder fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the permit, the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation, BCMB By-laws, policies or guidelines. 

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 of receiving the Application for Renewal and any additional requested information, the BCMB will notify the Permit Holder about whether or not the permit renewal was granted and if granted, the  permit renewal length. 

  • No Permit will be renewed for a period longer than five 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, including the depot location specified in that permit. 

To apply, please contact a BCMB Compliance Officer and complete the following form:

Please click the link below to be redirected to the BCMB Governing Documents page 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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