Step 1: Review BCMB Registration Resources

A manufacturer is defined in the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation as a person who manufactures a beverage and includes:

  • a person who carries on the business of filling containers with a beverage; and 
  • a person who imports a beverage in a container into Alberta for the purpose of distribution or sale in Alberta. 

Before beginning the registration process, please review the following materials:

Step 2: What Type of Container Are You Registering?

Manufacturers decide whether their container will be registered as non-refillable or refillable. If it is registered as non-refillable then the Regulation provides that the container is managed by the Collection System Agent (CSA), also known as the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC), using the Common Collection System for all non-refillable containers. If the Manufacturer wants to register their container as a refillable container, they have the option of managing the container on their own by acting as a Collection Service Provider (CSP), or contracting an independent third-party to act on their behalf.

All containers are collected through the province-wide Depot Network. If refillable, the containers are prepared by the Depot to be collected by the CSP.

Non-Refillable Non-Alcoholic Beverage Container Registration:

Prior to starting the registration process for a Non-Refillable Beverage Container, please review the following requirements: 

The Beverage Container Registration Portal  is to be used by Manufacturers to register Non-Refillable Non-Alcoholic Beverage Containers.

Non-Refillable Alcoholic Beverage Container Registration:

To register Non-Refillable Alcoholic Beverage Containers, please contact the BCMB Registrations Team. All Alcoholic Beverage Containers must also be registered with AGLC.

Manufacturers who wish to register a refillable container have the option of either managing the container on their own by acting as a Collection Service Provider (CSP) or contracting an independent third-party to act on their behalf. A CSP is defined as:

a)   a manufacturer of refillable containers that collects empty refillable Containers that contained a beverage manufactured by that manufacturer, or empty Containers that were refillable, but which are no longer refillable that contained  a  beverage manufactured by that manufacturer; or
b)   a person contracted by a manufacturer of refillable containers to collect empty refillable Containers that contained a beverage manufactured by that manufacturer or empty Containers that were refillable, but which are no longer refillable that contained a beverage manufactured by that manufacturer.

Prior to starting the registration process for a Refillable Beverage Container (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic), please review the following BCMB By-law:

To start the Refillable Beverage Container registration process, please complete the Refillable Beverage Container Registration Application below and submit it to the BCMB Registrations Team via email (registrations@bcmb.ab.ca).

Need help?

If you need help registering a product, our Registrations Team would be happy to assist you.