Here at Country Hills Bottle Depot in Calgary, we have a computer system in place to make returning and recycling your empties a quick and easy trip. However, there are a few ways you can make the process even more efficient:
Rinse Out Your Containers
Avoid odours and a potential sticky mess in your car by taking the time to empty and rinse your containers before bringing them in.
Sort Your Containers
You can separate your empties by category: containers over one litre and containers smaller than a litre. Or, you can separate them by material type: cans, bottles, plastic, etc.
Stick to Empties Only
Our depot is only equipped to handle beverage containers, meaning anything else brought in will end up in the landfill. This goes for carton boxes, packaging and 6-pack plastic rings. Be sure to sort and recycle these items at home first. The only exception to this is the cardboard beer cases your brown bottles were sold in.
Consider Donating Your Refund
Donating your empties is one of the simplest ways to contribute to a worthwhile cause. Country Hills Bottle Depot is a proud supporter of the Alberta Cans for Kids foundation, which is made possible by generous donations from people like you!