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Personal: Recycling at Bottle Depots

Recycling is not just good for the environment, but your local bottle depot can help you make some extra money.

The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable. Manufacturers and retailers charge a deposit on such containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Containers that are recyclable are:

  • Aluminium beverage cans (beer & pop)
  • Glass bottles (refillable or not)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Foil-sealed plastic cups for various juices
  • Baby juice bottles (from Gerber, Heinz, etc)
  • Bag in a box containers (for wine, juice, and water-keep the bag IN the box)
  • Tetrapaks (the paper containers with foil inside lining will be recyclable beginning this fall)
  • milk jugs over 1 litre
Bottle depots do not accept any beverage boxes, or products bought outside the province for deposit returns.



Beer bottles can be accepted by different bottle depots depending on their brand and origin. Imported beers (from outside the province) are accepted by all bottle depots. Not all bottle depots accept all micro-brewery bottles (like Big Rock and Drummond).

Here is what bottle depots pay for various containers:

ContainerRefund
1 litre & under
Refund
over 1 litre

Aluminium or Bi-metal Cans
juice, vegetable, fruit drinks, non-alcoholic beers, soft drinks, teas

10 cents

25 cents

Glass bottles
bottled waters, juices, liquor, non-alcoholic wines

10 cents

25 cents

Milk containers
(only in Alberta)
all containers

10 cents

25 cents

Plastic Bottles
soft drinks, bottled water, juices, and liquor miniatures

10 cents

25 cents

Beer Containers
Glass, Aluminum or Bi-metalic

10 cents

10 cents


Alberta has over 200 bottle depots, that make it convenient to return empty containers for a deposit refund. Over 500 million containers are returned each year, which is about 80 - 90 per cent of all those containers manufactured and sold. Of course, many of the balance are accounted for by the "blue box" program and are recycled, so our land fills are not burdened with unnecessary waste materials.

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