The BCMB’s Beverage Container Registration By-law sets out the requirement for manufacturers to register all beverage containers sold in Alberta. This requirement is also provincially legislated in the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation (BCRR). Under Regulation, a beverage means any liquid that is a ready-to-serve drink and is not exempt from the Regulation and a container means a bottle, can, plastic cup or paperboard carton or a package made of metal, plastic, paper, glass or other material, or a combination of them, that contains or has contained a beverage.
To review BCMB By-laws click the link below to be redirected to the BCMB Governing Document page.
Only Beverage Containers that have been approved by the BCMB can be sold in Alberta. The BCMB must determine whether a beverage container can be recycled in a manner satisfactory to the Board. In determining this, the BCMB may consider the following:
Failure to register containers can result in fines of up to $500,000 for a corporation or up to $50,000 for an individual. Unregistered products can also be removed from store shelves.
Follow the processes for beverage container registration and deposit advertising as identified under the Manufacturer & Distributors Processes or Retailer Deposit Advertising Tabs above or click below to be redirected to those pages: