Calgary Recycling at Bottle Depots

Recycling is not just good for the environment, but your local bottle depot can help you make some extra money.

The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable. Manufacturers and retailers charge a deposit on such containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Containers that are recyclable are:

  • Aluminium beverage cans (beer & pop)
  • Glass bottles (refillable or not)
  • Plastic bottles
  • Foil-sealed plastic cups for various juices
  • Baby juice bottles (from Gerber, Heinz, etc)
  • Bag in a box containers (for wine, juice, and water-keep the bag IN the box)
  • Tetrapaks (the paper containers with foil inside lining will be recyclable beginning this fall)
  • milk jugs over 1 litre
Bottle depots do not accept any beverage boxes, or products bought outside the province for deposit returns.

Beer bottles can be accepted by different bottle depots depending on their brand and origin. Imported beers (from outside the province) are accepted by all bottle depots. Not all bottle depots accept all micro-brewery bottles (like Big Rock and Drummond).

Here is what bottle depots pay for various containers:

1 litre & under
over 1 litre

Aluminium or Bi-metal Cans
juice, vegetable, fruit drinks, non-alcoholic beers, soft drinks, teas

10 cents

25 cents

Glass bottles
bottled waters, juices, liquor, non-alcoholic wines

10 cents

25 cents

Milk containers
(only in Alberta)
all containers

10 cents

25 cents

Plastic Bottles
soft drinks, bottled water, juices, and liquor miniatures

10 cents

25 cents

Beer Containers
Glass, Aluminum or Bi-metalic

10 cents

10 cents

Alberta has over 200 bottle depots, that make it convenient to return empty containers for a deposit refund. Over 500 million containers are returned each year, which is about 80 - 90 per cent of all those containers manufactured and sold. Of course, many of the balance are accounted for by the "blue box" program and are recycled, so our land fills are not burdened with unnecessary waste materials.

A P Liquor Store & Bottle Depot

5115 Crowchild Trail Rise 2, Calgary, AB T3E1T9

(403) 242-6621

(403) 242-6822 (fax)

Alberta Bottle Depot Association

4620 Manilla Road Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G4B7

(403) 287-6574

(403) 243-4108 (fax)

Beddington Heights Bottle Depot

20 Country Hills Landing NW #111, Calgary, AB T3K 5P4

(403) 274-2122

(403) 274-2122 (fax)

Bowness Bottle Depot

4708 16th Avenue Northwest, Calgary, AB T3B0N1

(403) 288-5729

Calgary Bottle Exchange

9218 Horton Road Southwest, Calgary, AB T2V2X4

(403) 255-6944

Chinook Bottle Depot

6225 Centre Street Southwest 15, Calgary, AB T2H0C7

(403) 252-3066

(403) 253-3006 (fax)

Crowfoot Bottle Depot Limited

141 Crowfoot Way Northwest 30, Calgary, AB T3G4B7

(403) 547-0224

Deerfoot Bottle Depot Limited

11440 29th Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2Z3V5

(403) 203-0666

(403) 203-0666 (fax)

Downtown Bottle Depot

1018 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G0S7

(403) 269-1515

Fish Creek Bottle Depot Limited

15216 Shaw Road Southeast, Calgary, AB T2X2A1

(403) 256-0845

(403) 256-1008 (fax)

Forest Lawn Bottle Depot

2228 52nd Street Southeast, Calgary, AB T2B2E7

(403) 273-2630

(403) 273-3768 (fax)

Happy Can Bottle Depot

700 33rd Street Northeast 12, Calgary, AB T2A5N9

(403) 272-6567

Marklan Bottle Depot

2842 Glenmore Trail Street, Calgary, AB T2C2E6

(403) 236-8131

(403) 508-7825 (fax)

Moneyback Container Shack

2835 37th Street Southwest 12, Calgary, AB T3E3B3

(403) 242-0555

North Hill Bottle Depot

3915 3A Street Northeast, Calgary, AB T2E6S7

(403) 277-1655

(403) 230-3688 (fax)

Northeast Bottle Depot Limited

5497 Falsbridge Drive Northeast, Calgary, AB T3J3E8

(403) 280-1200

Sunridge Bottle Depot

3261 34th Avenue Northeast, Calgary, AB T1Y6X2

(403) 291-1088

(403) 735-5088 (fax)

Trail Bottle Exchange

8499 Horton Road Southwest, Calgary, AB T2V5J3

(403) 253-2155

Uptown Bottle Depot

629 10th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2R0B2

(403) 237-6070

(403) 265-2627 (fax)

V R R I Bottle Depot

3304 33rd Street Northwest, Calgary, AB T2L2A6

(403) 289-5651

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