Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation

Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) oversees the collection and recycling of more than 150,000 different types of regulated, non-refillable beverage containers sold in Alberta. Used beverage containers are transported from more than 220 independently-owned depots located throughout Alberta, then sorted and processed at ABCRC facilities.

ABCRC strives to continuously improve the return rates on all beverage containers while promoting the environmental, economic and social benefits of recycling. 


As an environmental stewardship organization, ABCRC is dedicated to operating using corporate social responsibility best practices. By regulation, ABCRC also reports annually to Alberta’s government.

Recycling Facts

Recycled materials can do amazing things! Did you know that a thousand milk jugs can be used to make a new recycled park bench? Or that the energy saved from recycling just one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours?

Careers with ABCRC

ABCRC is looking for dedicated people who want to join a hard-working team, make a difference and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. We’re growing, and are always on the lookout for passionate people to join our amazing team

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