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2 Billion COntainers in a year

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2,017,026,382 beverage containers were recycled in 2018
This is the equivalent of…



Energy Saved



Greenhouse Gas Emissions Avoided


return rate


309 Boeing 747s

6,655,276 Stanley Cups

1,378 Space Shuttles

9 Calgary Towers

Celebrate Recycling

Albertans achieved a beverage container return rate of 86% in 2018 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 103,156,780 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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New to Alberta? Welcome!

Whether you’re arriving from another province, coast, or country, Alberta has so much to offer—including a world-class deposit system!

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5 Fun Ways to Raise Recyclers

Teaching your little ones about recycling doesn’t have to be complicated. Check out these ideas for incorporating education and FUN into forming great recycling habits for life. 

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Three Depots Celebrated Applaud Events in December

Pictured above is MLA Jamie Kleinsteuber, Top left with the staff of Beddington Bottle Depot

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