Vecova's Curbside Bottle Return

December 3, 2020

Enjoy Vecova’s Recycling Services’ Curbside Bottle Return Service!


Thank you for your continued support of Vecova’s Recycling Services, which includes Calgary’s only nonprofit Bottle Depot and Bottle Pick-Up Service.


We know that many of you have expressed appreciation of our Bottle Depot’s curbside service. This safe alternative to returning your bottles reduces the number of touch-points between our consumers and employees, and allows Vecova to do its part to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Due to popular demand, we are continuing, expanding and improving this service!


Effective December 7, 2020, our Bottle Depot hours of operation are:

  • Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Closed on statutory holidays


Our Curbside Bottle Depot procedure has also been updated as follows:

  • We have modified points of entrance and exit (with updated signage on-site).
  • We have added new pre-screen posters available for you to review.
  • We are asking you to unload your bottles into the carts provided; our employees will then take those carts into the Bottle Depot to be counted.
  • You will be given a pager while they wait for your refund. Those with cars are asked to park in designated spots. Walk-in consumers are asked to wait in the covered carport area.
  • You will be paged to collect your refund once ready. And, all refunds will be placed in an envelope, to limit contact.
  • Please note: all pagers are sanitized after each use.


As with all of Vecova’s programs and services, we are also continuing to follow all Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and Vecova health and safety measures and protocols that have been put in place. This includes:

  • Encouraging all consumers to adhere to all of AHS’s COVID-19 recommendations.
  • Requiring all consumers to wear a mask and not use Vecova’s Recycling Services if you are presenting of COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Requiring all employees to wear their designated PPE, which includes masks and/or a mask and face shield combination, and gloves.
  • Enhanced and increased cleaning and disinfection protocols and procedures across all areas of Vecova’s Recycling Services.
  • Limiting public access to Vecova’s Recycling Services facility, including restricting access to washrooms.


Thank you all again for supporting Vecova’s Recycling Services! If you are interested in continuing to support Vecova during this period, please visit to make a donation.


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