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Recycling Fun Facts That You’ll Enjoy

At Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot, recycling isn’t just our job—it’s our passion! Feel free to browse this page to learn some fun facts about recycling, as reported by the Alberta Bottle Depot Association.


  • Well-run recycling initiatives are less expensive to operate than waste collection, landfilling, and incineration.

  • Alberta kept over 2 billion beverage containers out of landfills in 2013, according to Environment Canada.

  • It takes 400 years for plastic to break down in a landfill.

  • Glass takes 1 million years to break down in a landfill.

  • Winter jackets, fleece jackets, carpets, and sleeping bags are made from recycled PET plastic bottles.

  • Recycling aluminum is so efficient it takes as little as 60 days for a container to be collected, melted, made into a new can and wind up back on a store shelf.

  • From end-to-end, the amount of containers recycled in Alberta in a year could circle the earth 8 times.

  • Recycling 1 ton of plastic saves 7 cubic yards of landfill space.

  • One beer bottle is refilled an average of 15 times.

  • Recycling an aluminum can save enough energy to run your TV for 3 hours or light a 100-watt bulb for 20 hours.

Feeling Inspired to Recycle Those Containers?

Pick them up and stop by Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot today!

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1041-101 Gateway Dr Ne,

Airdrie, Alberta T4B 0J6


Phone: 403-980-2008


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