Whenver you buy a beverage container that is sold in Alberta, you pay a deposit for each container. This deposit is charged to you by the manufacturer of the container and you get your deposit back when it makes its way to a bottle depot. If you don’t bring it back, you don’t get your deposit back. This system is in place to encourage everyone to recycle. The myth that everything you recycle ends up in the landfill is not true (at least that is the case for Alberta). The aluminum, paperboard, glass, and plastic are all made into new objects. Some into beverage containers, some into park benches, and some even get made into backbacks and jackets!
Recycling doesn’t just put money back into your pocket, it simultaniously helps protect the environment and provides a brighter future for the generations to come. Recycling is not top priorty for some people and for others it just isn’t as convenient as that trash can down the street. We get that, which is why we want to make it as easy as possible for you.
We are all about convenience. We have a free app so that you can schedule a pickup right from your phone. We also give your deposit back by means of e-transfer so you don’t have to deal with cash and having to make a separate trip to the bank to deposit it. All of this can be done from the comfort of your couch. How convenient is that!
There is also an impact report for you so you can see just how much C02 you’ve saved, how many kg you’ve spared from our landfills and also how much energy you’ve saved by not having those beverage containers be made from scratch!