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2,031,423,787 beverage containers were recycled in 2016 
This is the equivalent of…



Energy Saved


kg CO2eq

Emissions Avoided


return rate


659 Boeing 747s

6,843,911 Stanley Cups

2,951 Space Shuttles

11 Calgary Towers

Celebrate Recycling

Albertans achieved a beverage container return rate of over 86% in 2016 and we’d like to thank our dedicated communities for their efforts. Well done, Alberta! Each year Alberta bottle Depots collect over 2 billion beverage containers, which equals more than 107,324,978 Kg of waste that is diverted from our landfills.

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A beverage container recycling program can be started anywhere, by anyone. In order for Alberta’s beverage container recycling programs to flourish in an office, home, business, school, hotel, condo, or a public space they need to be developed using the right tools.

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Universal Bottle Depot in Camrose Recognized for Community Involvement

The Universal Bottle Depot in Camrose was the recipient of the latest winning Applaud in the Applaud a Depot program.

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The World's First Green Carnival - Sustainival!

Alberta Depot was recently a proud sponsor of the world’s first green carnival, Sustainival. Sustainival is powered entirely by renewable energy: solar, wind, and biodiesel produced from waste vegetable oil.

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Walden Bottle Depot Recognized for Excellent Customer Service

The most recent recipient in the Applaud a Depot program is the Walden Bottle Depot! This location is the newest Depot in Calgary, and is a fantastic example of the...

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