At Fish Creek Bottle Depot in Calgary, we are motivated to make recycling easier for everyone, and it’s our passion!
Here are some fun facts about recycling reported by Alberta Bottle Depot Association!
Waste glass bottles get crushed to form glass beads for sandblasting or thin strings to make fiberglass insulation. People also use them for street paint to make the signs more reflective.
Aluminum cans are melted, and new, consumable beverage aluminum containers or cans are manufactured. 95-99% of the collected cans can be recycled.
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) transparent plastics are recycled into flakes or pellets. New food-grade plastics are manufactured from pellets and flakes. They are also used for clothing and carpets.
Visit Fish Creek Bottle Depot, a bottle recycling depot near you serving the SW and SE Calgary communities of Fish Creek, Bridlewood, Mill rise, Shawnessy, Midnapore, and Sundance, but we also have customers coming all the way from McKenzie Towne, Copperfield, Mahogany, Auburn Bay and Cranston.