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Exciting new changes are coming!

Since its inception, the CCP has grown exponentially, funding over 641 organizations, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations. Support has grown to more than one million dollars annually toward collection infrastructure, economic wellbeing, and environmental stewardship.

We are currently reviewing the future of this program to ensure that it aligns with our vision and purpose, which includes strategically improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the common collection system, and effectively recycling collected beverage containers into useful product streams and away from the landfill.

The CCP program, as it exists today, will not be available in 2023. We hope to announce an improved program later in the year. 

Please check back for program updates and announcements.

 

Photo caption: Strathcona County used some of their CCP funding to install "Binny", the recycling bottlenose dolphin, at a local playground as a fun way to introduce kids to beverage container recycling.

2022 grant recipients, please continue to report your container counts. 

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Check out theSE amazing stats from 2021:

15,665,340

beverage containers collected 

84

grants approved

835

bins placed throughout Alberta.

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Celebrate Our Community Champions!

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Goodwill In
dustries of Alberta

 
Since 1963, through the power of work and the dignity of a job, Goodwill Industries of Alberta has been making a difference in the lives of Albertans with disabilities. Along with this mission, Goodwill has also created sustainability initiatives to create a positive impact in our community and within our environment.

Each year, Goodwill diverts over 16 million kilograms of waste from local landfills thanks to innovative recycling, re-purposing and reuse programs. These include re-purposing furniture in the Repair For Good program, reusing textiles by upcycling them into cleaning cloths and creating plastic benches from plastic items donated to Goodwill by partnering with Albertan companies like Full Circle Plastics. In 2020, with help from the Community Champions Program grant from Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation, Goodwill was able to recycle more bottles, which led to a very innovative project entirely made of donated plastic, the Bee Hotel, helping solitary pollinators thrive in Edmonton.

Efforts like these at Goodwill help create a lasting impact in our province and will provide meaningful employment opportunities for Albertans for years to come.

Photo caption: The Bee Hotel, made entirely of donated plastic. 

2022 Community Champion Program Partners

  • Ciclomanias
  • Summer Village of Ghost Lake
  • Town of Westlock
  • Town of Millet
  • Louis Bull Tribe
  • Reflections Adult Drop in Centre
  • Spruce Point Park Association
  • Expanding Horizons Bowden Cultural Enhancement Society
  • Grande Prairie Minor Baseball Association
  • Waterton Park Community Association
  • Town of Devon
  • Linn Valley Community Association
  • Town of High Level
  • Kehewin Community Education Centre
  • Heart Lake First Nation
  • Community Lunch Box
  • Village of Hines Creek
  • Clearwater County
  • Thorsby Communities in Bloom Society
  • Reflections Adult Drop-in Centre