Not only does recycling your beverage containers help the environment and keep Alberta clean, but you also receive a cash refund every time you recycle at our depot. Walk in to Fish Creek Bottle Depot with your recyclables and walk out with cash, it's that simple! Our depot in Calgary is open 7 days a week for your convenience. If you have pre-sorted your recyclables, you will be finished even faster with our express line.
Are you planning a bottle drive to raise funds for your school, non-profit or sports team? Do you want regular bottle pick-ups at your business or institution? Contact us to estimate your refund for any or all of these recyclables:
Glass beer, wine and soft drink bottles
Plastic containers and milk jugs
Calculate the Impact of Your Containers
Return Rates at Fish Creek Bottle Depot
Take home cash and protect the environment by recycling your bottles and containers with us. Below are some recyclables we accept to make your sorting and calculating easier.
Waste glass bottles are crushed to form glass beads for sandblasting purposes or thin strings to make fiberglass insulation. They can also be used for street paint to make the signs more reflective.
Plastic bottles are recycled and formed into pellets that are further used in the production of non-food plastics. Only 80% of the total weight of received plastics is recyclable, the rest 20% being contaminants.
Aluminum cans are melted and new, consumable beverage aluminum containers or cans are manufactured. Mostly, 95-99% of the collected cans can be recycled.
Tetra pack containers go through hydro-pulping process to separate the paper, plastic, and aluminum. 80% of the pulp is used to manufacture paper products and the other 20% of plastics and aluminum are recycled further.
Drink pouches are incinerated and used as a source of heat energy. Bag-in-a-box types of containers are recycled into cardboards and other tough paper objects because of their texture.
PET (Clear Plastic)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) clear plastics are recycled into flakes or pellets. New food-grade plastics are manufactured from the pellets and flakes. They can also be used for clothing and carpets.
Bi-metal cans are recycled into car parts and grinding rods for mining by smelting them. Only 5% of the total weight turns out to be labels, paint, and contaminants.
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