Accurate Counts and Friendly Service at Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot

Hometown Bottle & Recycling Depot is committed to providing our guests with a clean, welcoming, and friendly environment. Our depot uses state of the art technology like LCD screens to show your bottle count as it’s being rung through, and video surveillance to ensure accurate counts every time. In fact, if you get home and you believe there was a discrepancy with your count, we can review the video up to 3 days after your visit as part of our commitment to fair, accurate service

Our depot recycles:

Aluminum cans

Juice pouches

Poly cups and bottles

Wine bottles and other glass containers

Bag-in-a-box

Plastic beverage containers

Polycoat containers

Steel beverage cans

Gable top beverage cartons

Plastic drink bottles and jugs

Refillable beer bottles

Tetra Pak beverage cartons

Environmentally-Conscious Bottle Depot

We take recycling seriously, and we’re also proud and engaged members of our community. If you’re looking to do your part for the environment and put a little cash in your pocket at the same time, bring your containers to our depot in Airdrie! Curious how much your bottles are worth? Calculate your total with the Alberta Bottle Depot Association container calculator .

More Information on Container Recycling

Aluminum cans

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Aluminum cans are recycled back into new aluminum cans, a process that usually takes less than 60 days.

Polyethylene terephthalate (pet) clear plastic containers

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

Clear polyethylene terephthalate containers are recycled into pellets and flakes and manufactured into new food-grade beverage containers.

Other plastic containers (coloured pets and high-density polyethylene)

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

These types of plastics are recycled into pellets and turned into new non-food plastic products.

Glass containers

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

Glass containers are crushed and turned into tiny glass beads. The glass is then spun into thin strings, which are used to make fibreglass insulation. Refillable beer bottles are reused.

Tetra pak containers

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

These types of containers are made of paper, aluminum, and plastic. Each container is put through a hydro-pulping process, separating the different material types. The paper pulp and fibres are recycled into new paper products, and the aluminum and plastics are also recycled.

Gable top containers

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

Gable top cartons are made of paper and plastic. These containers also go through a hydro-pulping process. The paper pulp is recycled into products like bath tissue, cardboard, and writing paper. The residual plastics are also recycled.

Other containers

Pouch (juice) 0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Bag-in-a-box (box wine)  Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

Poly cup

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.25

Drink pouches and bag-in-a-box bladders go through gasification for energy recovery. Boxes from the containers are recycled into paper objects like cardboard boxes.

Bi-metal containers

0 - 1 litre

Deposit: $0.10

Refund: $0.10

Over 1 litre

Deposit: $0.25

Refund: $0.25

These containers are smelted into things like car parts, construction rebar, and grinding rods.

Commercial Pick-Ups

We offer free container pick-ups for commercial clients like schools, hospitals, restaurants, and bars!