You will receive a refund of 25 cents for each container over 1 litre and 10 cents for those 1 litre and under.
All ready to serve beverage containers that are sold in Alberta must be registered by the manufacturer with the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB). Water, milk, juice, pop, alcoholic beverages and many other types of containers are eligible.
All “Registered” beverage containers are eligible for a deposit refund at an Alberta Depot. Depots do not accept soup, oil or other non-beverage product containers. It is illegal for a depot to give a refund for an unregistered beverage container. Unregistered containers are usually new or foreign beverage containers, and are not eligible for a deposit refund. If you would like more information, contact your local depot, or the Beverage Container Management Board.
Almost all beverages sold in Alberta are registered with the government and are eligible for a refund. The containers must be:
Note: All ready-to-serve beverages sold in Alberta fall under the regulation and must be registered with the Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) by the manufacturer. There are over 130,000 beverage containers registered in Alberta and all are eligible for a refund when returned to a bottle depot. Depots do not accept soup, oil, infant milk formula or other non-beverage containers.
These beverages in any of the following types of containers are eligible for refund:
To check if a container is returnable, try entering the brand name or the UPC code in the BCMB Portal Search.
Please do not bring any of the following items to our bottle depot – there is no deposit for refund on any of these items, and we cannot recycle them. All of these items should be recycled from home in the City of Edmonton blue bag or your apartment recycling bin.
For more information on how or where to recycle non-beverage food containers, plastic motor oil jugs, automotive products or anything else, please check with the City of Edmonton’s Recycling Program.