June 09, 2016

We have been advised by BDL of an increase to the container recycling fee (CRF) for metal beverage alcohol cans from $0.00 per unit $0.01 per unit. This change is to be effective as of August 1, 2016.

This means that a $0.01/can fee will be added to the price at which licensees buy canned products from the LDB. BDL has advised there is no action that ABLE BC members will need to take; however it may have a minimal impact on your shelf prices.

BDL explains the rationale behind this change: “significantly increased regulatory stewardship costs being faced by BC Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC); the need for BRCCC to maintain, as directed by [their] auditors, a $6 million contingency; and the continued leveling off of global aluminum prices.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact ABLE BC or Brian Zeiler-Kligman, Chair and Secretary of BRCCC, at 416-929-2248 ext. 203 or bz-k@nationalbrewers.ca.


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