New COVID-19 Restrictions
On September 15, 2021, the Province of Alberta declared a state of public health emergency and implemented new temporary measures to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. The BCMB wants to assure industry stakeholders and the public that the safety of customers and staff at depots is of utmost importance to the beverage container recycling industry.
Like all businesses, depots have two choices:
Questions on the new measures can be directed to the Government of Alberta at 310-0000.
Health and safety standards have always existed in the beverage container recycling industry and compliance with those standards is a requirement of a depot’s permit to operate and the BCMB’s by-laws and policies.
The BCMB is proud of the work Alberta depots have done during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep staff and customers safe and to keep the beverage container recycling industry operating so Albertans can return their beverage containers for a refund. Our entire industry also appreciates the understanding and patience depot customers have shown since the start of the pandemic.
Please contact the BCMB if you have any questions or concerns about depot health and safety standards.
September 16, 2021