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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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Grande Prairie Community Shines at the Plus II Applaud a Depot Event

This month’s winner proves that Depots are essential to the community. Plus II Bottle Depot in Grande Prairie had an amazing turnout as April Parker won this month’s Applaud A...

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The Great Alberta Bottle Hunt - June 9th, 2018

Alberta’s largest-ever, single-day bottle drive has been announced for June 9, 2018. Open to Edmonton Community Leagues and Calgary Community Associations, registration is open now at changethatcounts.ca.

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0 – 1L Tetra Pak containers can be returned to a Depot

Did you know that Tetra Pak containers between 0 – 1L are eligible for a 10-cent refund at your local Depot? This includes single-portion juice boxes or dairy alternatives such...

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