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Make Your Edmonton Bottle Drive a Success

Let Millwoods Bottle Depot help make your Edmonton bottle drive a success! Just bring the volunteers and energy, and we will provide the facilities and know-how to help you efficiently raise cash for your team, club, school, church group or any other worthwhile cause.


We do not charge a sorting fee!

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Tips for a Successful Bottle Drive

Plan well in advance. Advertise and promote your drive to the households you plan to pick up from. Remember, you are asking for donations, so be sure to profile your cause.
Have enough volunteers to pick up bottles door-to-door and also to sort at your staging site or the depot. Plan to cover a lot of ground!
Know the numbers and be prepared to handle A LOT of beverage containers to make it worthwhile.
If you have a typical mix of large and small containers and no ineligible (non-refundable) containers, then two packed-full minivans or one fully-loaded pick-up truck might contain $225 or so in refunds (at the most). See the example below.

Small and Medium Bottle Drives

These constitute anything less than ten pick-up truck loads or twenty van loads (full).


They usually have a value of $3,000 or less.


Bring directly to our Quick Drop for fast service.

Large Bottle Drives

Millwoods Bottle Depot hosts several bottle drives each year that exceed $3,000 in value. We plan for and support these drives on a customized basis. For large drive at this scale:

We supply a trailer/truck and shipping supplies to your staging area in your neighbourhood.
Please provide advance booking of at least one week.
It usually has a staging area for collecting and sorting containers closer to the neighbourhood where the bottle drive is being held. These staging areas are needed to support a large number of vehicles and volunteers (for example, a schoolyard, sports centre, fire station, or an industrial or commercial service bay).

Booking Your Bottle Drive

For best service, please book your Large Bottle Drive with us in advance. Smaller Bottle Drives require no advance booking.

Want to book or have questions? Fill out the bottle drive request form here, or leave a message at 780-944-6922 with your name, phone number, and group doing the fundraising. We’ll call you back within 24 hours.

Request a Bottle Drive

Name of your group*

Contact name*

Phone number*


Intended date of your bottle drive

Area of the city you are targeting

Container volume you hope to achieve


Still Have Questions?

We have answers, including info about which types of containers we take and more.


Here, we have presented some of the comments sent to us by our many satisfied customers. If you’d like to contribute to the conversation, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us to share your story and we’ll put it online while protecting your identity.

Amazing Bottle Depot

“Easy, fast, and trust worthy. Simple yet amazing Bottle Depot, Could honestly say that I officially have my 'go to' bottle depot! All these positive reviews are not a sham, don't worry!”

- Christian

Best Bottle Depot

“Staffs were very courteous and polite. Their hours are awesome. Very easy to on transit to access. Best bottle depot I have been to in the city. Highly recommend this depot!!”

- Kristin

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