Container Types & Refunds

The deposit amount depends on the size of the container, with a 10¢ deposit for a container 1 litre and less and a 25¢ deposit for all containers larger than 1 litre. 

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What Beverage Containers can be Refunded?

Beverages sold in Alberta can be returned to a Depot. Today, there are over 110,000 different beverage containers that can be returned to be refilled or recycled at Alberta Depots for a refund.

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What is a Container Recycling Fee?

The container recycling fee is set by manufacturers to cover the cost of the collection, handling, transportation and processing of recycled containers that is beyond the revenue from the sale of scrap material and the unredeemed deposits.

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Why Recycle Beverage Containers?

Recycling is good news for everyone and everything. It reduces the amount of waste that enters our landfills, it keeps our communities clean, it employs many Albertans and it creates new products from recycled materials.

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The Recycling Lifecycle

Beverage containers recycled through one of our Depots go through a seven step process to become another useful item for consumer use.

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What a Beverage Container Turns Into

Recycling your beverage containers means they can be turned into other useful items. Depending on the type of material it’s made from, beverage containers can become a wide range of other items.

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