Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation

Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) oversees the collection and recycling of more than 150,000 different types of regulated, non-refillable beverage containers sold in Alberta. Used beverage containers are transported from more than 220 independently-owned depots located throughout Alberta, then sorted and processed at ABCRC facilities.

ABCRC strives to continuously improve the return rates on all beverage containers while promoting the environmental, economic and social benefits of recycling.

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As an environmental stewardship organization, ABCRC is dedicated to operating using the best practices of corporate social responsibility. ABCRC also operates in a regulatory system that requires annual reporting to Alberta’s government.

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Recycling Facts

Did you know that a thousand milk jugs can be used to make a new recycled park bench? Or that the energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours in Alberta?

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Careers with ABCRC

ABCRC is looking for people who want to join a hard-working team, make a difference and enjoy a healthy work/life balance. We’re growing, and are always on the lookout for passionate people to join our amazing team.

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ABCRC Releases 2022 Sustainability Report

New report highlights commitment to sustainability through a circular economy.

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Innovation in the recycling industry saves time and carbon emissions

A Calgary Herald article published last week talks about how ABCRC and the beverage container industry are using new technologies and tools to move Alberta toward a waste-free future. Read the...

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Alberta’s recycling program is a shining example of Canadian ingenuity.

The Edmonton Journal featured Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) on March 28, 2023, highlighting ABCRC's role in collecting and recycling more than two billion beverage containers each year.

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