Making a Safe Space for Bottle Returns Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

North Hill Bottle Depot Return Rates in Calgary NE

At North Hill Bottle Depot, we serve Calgary by offering cash for bottles, cans and more. These items are then recycled, helping keep our community clean. Everybody wins when you recycle, and we make the process convenient and simple. On this page you can see a more detailed list of eligible containers and refund amounts. The refund for each beverage container is determined by its size, not the material the container is made of. If you have questions about our depot prices in Calgary, or if you’re ready to get started, contact us today.

Refund Rates 1L or less

10 ¢

Containers 1L or less

  • Aluminum cans
  • PET
  • Glass
  • Tetra
  • Other plastics
  • Gable tops
  • Bi-metals
  • Foil drink pouches
Refund Rates 1L or more

25 ¢

Containers more than 1L

  • HDPE
  • PET
  • Glass
  • Tetra
  • Other plastics
  • Gable tops
  • Bi-metals
  • Bag in box

Container Types, Sizes & Refunds

Aluminum can recycling

Aluminum Cans

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Aluminum Cans are recycled back into new aluminum cans. The process of recycling used aluminum containers and turning them into new consumable beverage containers takes less than 60 days. 95 – 99% of aluminum weight shipped is recycled, with the remainder being wire, strapping, moisture and contaminants.

container recycling

HDPE

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Other plastic containers, such as coloured PET or those made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) containers are recycled into pellets for use in manufacturer of new non-food plastic products. Over 80% by weight are recycled with less than 20% being contaminants.

plastic bottle recycling

PET

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

In Alberta, clear PET containers are recycled into flakes or pellets for use in manufacture of new food grade beverage containers. In other parts of the world, PET is recycled into textiles like clothing and carpet. Over 80% of PET weight shipped is recycled with less than 20% being labels, caps and contaminants.

glass wine bottle recycling

Glass

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Glass containers are crushed and the glass is formed into tiny glass beads. In Alberta, the glass is spun into thin strings (like cotton candy) and used to make fiberglass insulation. In other parts of the world, glass is sometimes put into the mix for sandblasting material and added to street paint (clear glass only) to make it more reflective. 96.75% is recycled with 3.25% waste including caps, corks and dust.

tetra pack recycling

Tetra

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Tetra Brik containers (part of the Polycoat group) are made up of three material types: paper, aluminum and plastic. Each container goes through a hydro-pulping process that separates the three different material types. 80% of Tetra Brik is extracted into fibres or paper pulp and used in the manufacture of new paper products. The 20% residual aluminum and plastics are also recycled.

pop can recycling

Other Plastics

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Other plastic containers, such as coloured PET or those made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) containers are recycled into pellets for use in manufacturer of new non-food plastic products. Over 80% by weight are recycled with less than 20% being contaminants.

juice box recycling

Gable Top

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Gable Top cartons (part of the Polycoat group) are made of two material types: paper and plastic. These containers go through a hydro-pulping process to separate the different material types. The resulting paper pulp is recycled into new paper products such as bath tissue, cardboard and writing paper. 80% of Gable Top container weight is recycled. The 20% residual plastics are also recycled.

beer can recycling

Bi-metal

1 Litre and Less: $0.10
Over 1 Litre: $0.25

Container Info

Bi-Metal beverage containers are smelted down for recycling into construction re-bar, car parts, and grinding rods for mining. 95% of bi-metal weight is recycled with 5% being labels, paint, moisture and contaminants.

Not Sure if Your Container is Returnable?

Let us help. There are over 110,000 different types of beverage containers that can be recycled in Alberta. If you can’t find the container type you are looking for try entering the brand name or the UPC code in the BCMB Portal Search.

  • Recycling Beverage Containers Can Do a Lot of Good
  • Local charities benefit from donated beverage containers
  • Reduce waste in our landfills
  • Less raw materials are needed
  • Clean and green communities
  • Puts money back in the pocket of the consumers
drop off services

Large Loads

For large loads over $250, drop off your containers at our depot, we will count them and contact you with a detailed tally sheet and arrange your refund.

Drop-off Service

bottle drives

Bottle Drives

Looking to raise some money for your team or charity? Call us to schedule a time to help with your bottle drive.

Schedule a Bottle Drive

charity work

Charity Work

Giving back is vital – read about what we’ve done for our community.

Charity Work

Lots of Customer Parking, Fast Service & No Line Ups!

At North Hill Bottle Depot, we are open 7 days a week, have tons of customer parking space, and our Auto-Counting machine ensures accuracy while drastically reduces counting times!

Fair Bottle Depot Prices in Calgary

We strive to give all our clients competitive cash returns for their bottles and cans in NE and NW Calgary. Recycling is an easy way to keep our community clean, and we want to give you and your family the incentives that you need to bring in your recyclables. This is why we strive to give the best prices for all cans, bottles and more. Read our first time to depot guide to learn more about our bottle return process, or visit us today and get cash for your beverage containers.

recycling

Keep Calgary Clean

North Hill Bottle Depot in Calgary offers fair prices for bottle return and recycling with drop-off or pick up options.