Encouraging Recycling Stats
According to Environment Canada, Alberta kept over 2 billion beverage containers out of landfills in 2013, recycling them instead. That means we saved more than 700 kilowatts of energy and much more refuse stayed out of Canada’s nearly full landfills. The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) reports that we recycled more than 12,400 tonnes of aluminum cans in 2012.
Our Calgary Recycling Operation Meets Industry Standards
Fish Creek Bottle Depot is a member of the Beverage Container Management Board that is responsible for our permit and reports directly to the Minister of the Environment. BCMB inspects and audits Alberta and Calgary bottle depots to see that they meet these standards:
Find the Cash in Your Trash!
Recycling water bottles and aluminum cans by holding a bottle drive is a great way for your club or organization to raise money and help save the environment at the same time. Get tips from the Alberta Bottle Depot Association (ABDA) for holding your own bottle drive.
How Much Money Can You Make?
Visit the BCMB’s home page to find out how much you can collect per aluminum can, brown bottle, water bottle, larger bottle or plastic milk container.
Faster and More Efficient Recycling
We appreciate you take the time to recycle at Fish Creek Bottle Depot. To make your efforts more efficient and less time consuming, we offer some tips from the ABDA. Before you visit our Calgary bottle shop, you can:
Be a Good Citizen and Save Time in Line
Donate your refund instead of waiting to cash in your deposit. Fish Creek Bottle Depot ensures your refund goes to a community charity, such as Alberta Cans 4 Kids.
What Can’t Be Recycled at Fish Creek Bottle Depot?
Basically, if the container wasn’t sealed by a manufacturer, we can’t take it. We can’t take any containers that held concentrated juice (or anything to which you have to add water), pre-whipped whipping cream containers, infant formula cans, single-serve cream containers smaller than 30 ml, non-dairy flavored liquid coffee creamer containers or industrial milk bladders larger than 9 litres.
Fun Facts from ABDA: