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 Calgary Hosts CTV Morning Live

ABCRC was featured on CTV Morning Live on December 21, 2022, and we shared our critical role in Alberta's recycling ecosystem.

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ABCRC Embarks on New Awareness Campaign in Tandem With Waste Reduction Week in Canada

The new campaign will target all Albertans and focus on awareness and recycling education.

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ABCRC Launches "Contain The Unreturned" to Boost Return Rates

ABCRC has launched a new province-wide campaign entitled “Contain The Unreturned”. With a goal to increase the beverage container return rate from the current 84% to 90%, the campaign enlists...

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