Suspected Out of Province Containers – Lloydminster, Sherwood Park and Surrounding Areas

Attention Depot Operators and Staff,

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) received notification from a Depot near the Saskatchewan border, that a customer attempted to return a large number of unlabeled, crushed, under L, PET bottles as well as approximately 2000-3000 crushed aluminum cans. The customers were an older man and woman, accompanied by a younger woman with kids. They were driving a white, Dodge Ram 1500 truck with Manitoba license plate KAA-582. The Depot employee noted that the material had labels she hadn’t seen before, upon closer examination she found containers from Ontario. The customer stated that they were camping in Alberta and that they had brought the material into the province with them. When asked to complete a Container Validation Request (CVR) form, the customer declined, took containers back and said he would go to a Sherwood Park Depot.

Please be aware that these containers could be brought into your Depot in the near future (especially if you are between Lloydminster and Sherwood Park, or in close proximity to that route). 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