Suspected Out of Province Containers – Taber and Surrounding Areas

Attention Depot Operators and Staff,

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) received notification from a Southern Alberta Depot that an older male with a red cap and grey hair attempted to bring in a large load of crushed American Bud Light cans. The load consisted of approximately 200-300 cans that were mixed in with the rest of his order. The containers were blue, there was no “Return for Refund” on the top of the can, the bar code was in the middle of the can and the UPC code did not match the registered Bud Light in the BCMB portal. He was driving a grey/brown Ford Sport Trac with Alberta license plate BNZ 5444. When asked to complete a Container Validation Request (CVR) form, the customer declined, took the out of province material back and left.

Please be aware that these containers could be brought into your Depot in the near future (especially if you are in close proximity to the Taber area). If you suspect that these containers have arrived at your Depot, request that the individual fill out the CVR form and do not pay for these containers. Please quarantine the containers at your Depot – do not provide a refund to the customer and do not ship the containers to ABCRC until advised by the BCMB. Be sure to provide the customer with the BCMB phone number so they know who to contact regarding these containers.

If the customer remains unwilling to fill out the form and wishes to leave with the product they may do so but please make note of the encounter and notify the BCMB.

Sandra Pinheiro