Keeping Depot Customers & Staff Safe

With the phasing out of COVID-19 public health restrictions in Alberta, the Beverage Container Management Board would like to assure Albertans that the safety of depot customers and staff continues to be of utmost importance to the beverage container recycling industry.

Health and safety standards have always existed in the industry and compliance with those standards is a requirement of a depot’s permit to operate and the BCMB’s by-laws and policies. We will also continue to monitor and follow provincial guidelines. Click here for the latest COVID-related information from the Government of Alberta.

The BCMB is proud of the work Alberta depots have done during the 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.

March 22, 2022


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