As of December 6, 2019 the BCMB accepts beverage container registrations from manufacturers of Non-Alcoholic, Non-Cannabis and Cannabis beverages.
If you are a manufacturer of Alcoholic beverages, please continue to register your containers with AGLC until further notice.
The BCMB’s Manufacturer and Retailer 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. The Regulation defines a beverage as any liquid that is a ready-to-serve drink and is not exempt from the Regulation. It defines a container as 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 Documents 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:
Prior to registering your company or beverage containers, please review the following materials:
Failure to register a beverage container 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.