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Registration Requirements

Please note that if you sell and/or distribute more than one type of beverage container (non-alcoholic non-cannabis, alcoholic, or cannabis), you must register separate companies under your registrant account for each type. When registering beverage containers, please ensure you register the type of beverage container under the appropriate registrant type. The $60.00 non-refundable Registrant Fee is a one-time fee with the BCMB .

Registration Requirements Overview  (Further Information & Links Below)

Non-Alcoholic Non-Cannabis Registrant Requirements    
     
BCMB   ABCRC
  • Pay the BCMB’s $60 non-refundable Registration Fee
  • Register using the BCMB Registration Portal
  • Provide your Alberta Incorporation Certificate or
    Extra-Provincial Registration Certificate
  • Provide your signed Manufacturer Agreement 
 
  • CSA Agreement
  • Initial deposit
     
Cannabis Registrant Requirements    
     
BCMB   AGLC
  • Provide your Licensed Producer (LP) with AGLC
  • Pay the BCMB’s $60 non-refundable Registration Fee
  • Register using the BCMB Registration Portal
 
  • Register with AGLC
     
COMING SPRING 2020: Alcoholic Registrant Requirements    
     
BCMB   AGLC
  • Provide your Agent Number with AGLC
  • Pay the BCMB’s $60 non-refundable Registration Fee
  • Register using the BCMB Registration Portal
 
  •   Register with AGLC

Registering Your Company as a Manufacturer

A Manufacturer* is defined in the Beverage Container Recycling Regulation as a person who manufacturers 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 of sale in Alberta.

*Distributors and Retailers can be deemed a Manufacturer if they conduct the business as described above.

Retailers: Prior to registering your company and beverage containers, please contact your Manufacturers/Distributors and ask for the beverage containers’ Alberta Registration Numbers. If the beverage containers are registered, you do not need to register them yourself. If the Manufacturer/Distributor does not have the beverage containers registered one of the following must occur prior to their sale:

  • the Manufacturer/Distributor must register their company and/or beverage containers; or
  • you must register your company and the unregistered beverage containers prior to selling and/or distributing them in Alberta.

*Please note: if you are reporting and remitting on beverage containers, you are required to have the beverage containers registered.

If your company sells and/or distributes non-alcoholic non-cannabis beverage containers as well as cannabis or alcoholic beverage containers your company must register as each company type.

After completing all of the BCMB and ABCRC requirements listed below, the company will be approved as a Registrant.

BCMB Requirements:

*Please note: Out-of-province registrants are required to be registered or incorporated in Alberta to conduct business in Alberta. Potential registrants have an option to register their Corporation, Trade Name, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership in Alberta or they can choose to Incorporate their business in Alberta.

Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) Requirements:

  • Completed ABCRC Registration Package  
    • Refundable, initial deposit of: $5,000.00 or equivalent of three-month sales forecast (whichever is greater)
    • Signed Collection Systems Agent (CSA) Agreement

Please send signed your CSA Agreement and any ABCRC inquiries to arstaff@abcrc.com 

After completing all of the BCMB and AGLC requirements listed below, the company will be approved as a Registrant.

BCMB Requirements:

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) Requirements:

  • All AGLC requirements are to be met in order to obtain an LP Contract Number. The requirements can be found on the  AGLC website   

After completing all of the BCMB and AGLC requirements listed below, the company will be approved as a Registrant.

BCMB Requirements:

Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission (AGLC) Requirements:

  • All AGLC requirements are to be met in order to obtain an Agent Number. The requirements can be found on the  AGLC website   

Closing Your Account

Before the account can be closed the company is required to be compliant with the BCMB and ABCRC. This includes submitting all outstanding reports and remittances to ABCRC and paying all outstanding invoices (beverage container registration fees and/or non-compliance fees) to the BCMB.

*Please note that once the account is closed, if a company wishes to sell and/or distribute a beverage container in the future, the company would be required to register as a new registrant and complete all registration requirements.

In order to close your account, please complete the following:

  • If the account you wish to close is registered as Alcoholic or Cannabis, please contact the BCMB at registrations@bcmb.ab.ca
  • If your company is no longer selling and/or distributing beverage containers in Alberta you can either:
    • Keep your account open with the BCMB and ABCRC and remit zero sales to ABCRC monthly, as well as complete any required documentation by ABCRC to be compliant. This option allows for the possibility of selling and/or distributing beverage containers in Alberta  in the future, or;
    • Close your account with the BCMB and ABCRC by completing the form below, and sending it via email to registrations@bcmb.ab.ca

 

BCMB Mandate - to regulate and enhance a leading beverage container system that protects Alberta’s environment.