Suspected Out of Province Containers – Calgary Area

From BCMB:

Attention Depot Operators and Staff,

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) received notification from a Depot in Pincher Creek, that a customer attempted to return approximately 8-10 bags of material, with several containing a large number of crushed cans. The Depot noted that the Tan/Gold pickup truck they were driving had BC license plates which they found suspicious. When asked, the customer said the material was from Waterton Park but refused to complete a Container Validation Request (CVR) form, took containers back and left stating that he “was on his way to Calgary anyway”.

Please be aware that these containers could be brought into your Depot in the near future (especially if you are in Calgary or the surrounding 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.

For more information, please contact a BCMB Compliance Officer by calling/emailing:

Toll Free: 1-888-424-7671

Tel: 780-424-3193


Laura Nelson