Recycling Facts

The Industry

The beverage container recycling system in Alberta is overseen by the system’s regulator, the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB), as mandated by Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Parks. The BCMB approves Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) to be the agent for the non-refillable collection system and the Alberta Beer Container Corporation (ABCC) to be the collection system provider for refillable beer containers. The Alberta Bottle Depot Association (ABDA) represents Depot owners in Alberta. All four organizations –  BCMB, ABCRC, ABCC and ABDA – work in partnership to ensure the efficient collection and processing of used beverage containers within the province.

More information about the beverage container recycling system can be found on our partners’ websites:

Beverage Container Management Board

Alberta Bottle Depot Association