As of December 6, 2019 the BCMB accepts beverage container registrations from Non-Alcoholic Non-Cannabis and Cannabis manufacturers.
If you are an Alcohol manufacturer, please continue to register your containers with AGLC until further notice.
The Beverage Container Registration Process is being upgraded!
Please review the Industry Notice here
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.