Committed to Alberta's Environment
Originally established in 1992 to manage the province's Tire Recycling Program, Alberta Recycling evolved to include the Electronics Recycling Program in 2004 and the Paint Recycling Program in 2008. In 2018, the Used Oil Recycling Program was also transferred to Alberta Recycling. Each Program operates under separate divisions and are funded by the collection of environmental fees charged on the sale of eligible products such as new tires, TVs and computers, paint and automotive oil.
Home-grown Programs that are World-class
These Recycling Programs are considered as some of the best in Canada and around the world. Tire recycling initiatives created by Albertans have given life to a sustainable tire recycling industry - one that continues to develop and market innovative products made from recycled tires. The Electronics Recycling Program was the first of its kind in Canada, established back in 2004 to ensure TVs and computer equipment are recycled in an environmentally sound manner. The Paint Recycling Program has seen million of litres of leftover paint recycled from residences and businesses And finally, the Used Oil Recycling Program has ensured that lubricating oil, filters and containers can be kept out of Alberta’s landfills and waterways to be turned into useful products.
Remaining Accountable to Albertans
Alberta Recycling is accountable to the people of Alberta for the responsible management of environmental fees and the environmental outcomes for the Recycling Programs. To ensure the organization remains accountable, its strategic business plan aligns with the mission, core business and waste minimization goals of Alberta Environment and Parks, and the Government of Alberta.
Consistent with the Government of Alberta's governance guidelines, the following positions are publicly reported:
Learn More About Our Recycling Programs
Recycling is more than paper, plastics or cardboard. We recycle four materials that are difficult to dispose of and can be hazardous to the environment.