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A provincial stewardship program for beverage container recycling is managed by the Beverage Container Management Board. More information - including a list of what's accepted and what is not - can be found on the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation website.
Nearly 96 per cent of materials in a cell phone are recyclable, but only 12 per cent of devices in Canada actually get recycled - the rest are stored, gifted, or end up in landfills. The Recycle My Cell program set up 450 free collection sites across the province to help Albertans conveniently dispose of unwanted devices in an environmentally responsible manner.
In 2011, ESRD signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association to formalize the program and indentify performance indicators to measure recycling rates and overall performance.
Alberta's electronic recycling stewardship program is managed by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority. This program includes televisions and computer equipment.
ESRD introduced a paint stewardship program in 2007. The program includes paint and paint containers from 100mL to 23 litres and aerosol paint containers. More information is available on the Alberta Recycling Management Authority website.
Albertans take home nearly 741 million plastic bags every single year. To curb this upward trend, Canada's major grocer, retail, and drugstore associations signed a voluntary MOU to reduce plastic bag distribution 50 per cent by 2013. Results from the first annual report show they are well on their way to meeting their target - a 20.5 per cent reduction, so far - thanks to incentives encouraging reduction, recycling and re-using cloth bags by increasing awareness and changing consumer behaviour.
This provincial stewardship program includes passenger and truck tires and is run by the Alberta Recycling Management Authority.
Used oil materials
Used oil materials include oil , oil filters and oil containers. Alberta's Used Oil Management Association manages this provincial stewardship program.
For all other materials, please visit the Recycling Hotline website.