ability bottle depots

Our knowledgeable employees will accurately and efficiently process your deposit containers.

The Association's two bottle depots help Lethbridge and area recycle more than 21 million containers annually. We also participate in the Alberta Cans for Kids provincial fundraising program.

The depots offer a range of recycling programs for individuals, community groups and local businesses, including counter service, commercial pick-ups, bottle drives, virtual bottle drives and recycle trailer rentals.

The Association's depots are members of the Alberta Bottle Depot Association and are licensed by the Beverage Container Management Board.

By being our customer, you are helping others!

Our bottle depots are part of our charitable non-profit organization which supports people with disabilities in our community. The depots provide employment, work experience and skill development opportunities for those individuals. Revenue generated by our depots is invested into an array of services we provide. You may choose to donate your container refund amount to our charity to support our services for people with disabilities.

Learn More About Recycling!

For eligible container information, bottle drive tips and more, click the button below.

bottle depot services

Counter Service


Bring your beverage containers to either depot during business hours, have your containers sorted and counted on the spot, and walk out with your cash refund. The north side location also has an after-hours drop off bin, where the refund will be donated to the charity indicated on the front of the bin.

Bottle Drives & Recycling trailers


Your group schedules a date with the depot, collects containers and drops them off at the appointed time. Containers are sorted and counted, and your refund cheque is mailed to your organization.

Consider renting our event trailer to make recycling convenient at your event as well!

Virtual Bottle Drives


Your group sets up an account with the depot, and your members and supporters bring in their containers at their convenience. They indicate that the refund is to be donated to your organization, and the amount is credited to your account. Cheques are then mailed to your organization monthly.

Commercial Pick-Up Service


Regularly scheduled pick-ups from your business make recycling convenient. Refunds are mailed directly to your business.

Applaud A Depot


You can help us get recognized by submitting our name to the Applaud A Depot program presented through the Alberta Bottle Depot Association. You can find more information and a link for submission by clicking below.

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Bring your containers in today!

Ability Bottle Depot - North

1610 29 Street North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5L3, Canada

(403) 329-3911


Open today

08:30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

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Ability Bottle Depot - South

2915 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB T1K 7B1, Canada

(403) 317-4880


Open today

10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.