The Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded organization, founded in 2010, whose membership includes beverage brand owners and distributors. CBCRA provides consumers a cost effective and convenient way to recycle empty beverage containers when at home or out in the community.

CBCRA remains focused on reaching the government-mandated target of a 75% recovery rate for all beverage containers sold in the province. We strive to educate Manitobans on beverage container recycling, and to ensure that it is convenient to recycle empty beverage containers no matter where you live, work or play.

How it

We are entirely funded by the Container Recycling Fee (CRF), which is paid by beverage producers who supply the Manitoba market with non-alcoholic and non-dairy beverages.

  • Flow of CBCRA funds
  • Flow of MMSM funds
  • Collected Materials
  • Flow of Material Revenue

Container Recycling Fee


In early 2019, in order to support the cost of recycling each material type, the Container Recycling Fee (CRF) was changed from a flat rate of .02 cents to a variable rate based on the container type and size. This fee funds the entire beverage container recycling program, from infrastructure to signage and technical support, to promotion and education.


Material Units
Aluminum 194,963,114
PET 215,405,525
HDPE 2,319,194
Other Plastic 396,823
Polycup 1,972,844
Glass 3,590,873
Metal 950,910
Aseptics 34,661,415
Gabletops 3,791,114
Drink Pouches 11,658,555
Bag-in-a-box 343

CBCRA Participants

As of December 2019
  • A. Lassonde Inc.
  • Acklands Grainger Inc.
  •, Inc.
  • Amway Canada Corporation
  • Arctic Beverages LP
  • Arthur Roger & Associetes Inc.
  • Bulk Barn Foods Limited
  • Cabela's Retail Canada Inc.
  • Campbell Company Of Canada
  • Canada Dry Mott's Inc.
  • Canadian Tire
  • CanAqua Inc.
  • Casseroles Cora Inc.
  • Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada Company
  • Curved Distribution Inc.
  • Dewpoint Bottling Company Ltd.
  • Distribution Missum Inc.
  • Dollar Tree Stores Canada
  • Dollarama LP
  • Federated Co-Operatives Limited
  • Fortune Foods Winnipeg ULC
  • Ice River Springs Water Co.
  • ID Foods Corporation
  • IKEA Canada Limited Partnership
  • Inform Brokerage Inc.
  • Kraft Heinz Canada ULC
  • Labatt Brewing Company Ltd
  • Loblaw Companies Ltd
  • London Drugs Limited
  • Malinda Distributors Inc.
  • McKesson Canada
  • National Dry Company Ltd
  • Nestle Canada Inc.
  • Nestle Waters Canada
  • P.A. Fine Foods & Distributors
  • Pepsi Bottling Group Canada
  • Red Bull Canada Ltd
  • Refresco Canada Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Tisane Co
  • RW Consumer Products Ltd.
  • Saputo Dairy Products Canada G.P.
  • Save-On-Foods Limited Partnership
  • Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.
  • Sky Blue Water Inc.
  • Star Marketing Ltd.
  • Sunrise Soya Foods
  • Sun-Rype Products Ltd.
  • Tetra Natural Health Inc.
  • The Minute Maid Canada of Company Inc.
  • Tle' Nax T'Awei Limited Partnership
  • Tree of Life Canada ULC
  • United Natural Foods Canada Inc.
  • Veritiv Canada, Inc.
  • Wal-mart Canada Corp.
  • Well Juicery Canada Ltd.
  • Wild Sparkling Tea Ltd.
  • Wm.Bolthouse Farms Inc.