Together We Make an Impact

2,100,354,229 beverage containers were diverted in 2021!

That's the equivalent of…

699,617,492

kWh
Energy Saved

204,095,621

Greenhouse Gas
Emissions (GHG) Avoided

84%

return rate

 

411 Boeing 747s

5,786,593 Stanley Cups

45 Space Shuttles

8 Calgary Towers

1,225,206,634

CONTAINERS RECYCLED so far THIS YEAR

HELP US BEAT Our REcord of
2.1 Billion COntainers in a year

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Celebrate Recycling

Albertans achieved a beverage container return rate of 84% in 2021 and we’d like to thank our dedicated communities for their efforts. Each year Alberta bottle Depots collect over 2 billion beverage containers, which equals more than 90,502,320 kg of waste that is diverted from our landfills.
Well done, Alberta!

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Recycling Programs

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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