MBCS is responsible for the collection and recycling of beverage containers from the South West of Calgary. It operates within policy parameters set out by the minister of Alberta Environment.
Recycling beverage containers delivers many great benefits to the environment and also makes good economic sense. Recycling containers saves energy, reduces landfill use and helps combat global warming with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Each beverage container material type has unique processes and energy requirements for both manufacturing and recycling. The amount of energy saved in recycling varies by material type. For example, recycling aluminum requires a mere 5% of the energy used to create the original products from virgin material, while plastic recycling requires only 30% and glass around 70%.