alberta industry contacts

The following is a list including non profits, recyclers, manufacturers and other organizations involved in the plastics value chain. Find out what services they offer and visit their websites for more information.

Recyclers, Non-Profits, and Stewardship Organizations


The ABDA proudly represents over 200 Alberta Bottle Depots throughout the province. Depots help keep our environment clean while allowing beverage containers to be recycled into new goods. They also provide local jobs, invest in their local economies, support community fundraising and causes, and so much more. Alberta has the largest beverage container collection system in Canada and a collection rate of over 82%.


Sushma Dalal | Office Administrator


Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC)

ABCRC is the collection system agent responsible for collecting and recycling all non-refillable beverage containers returned to permitted Depots in Alberta. In 2021, ABCRC collected over 81% of plastic beverage containers sold in Alberta and diverted almost 21 thousand tonnes of plastics from landfill.  The deposit return system in Alberta encourages consumers to leave the cap on plastic bottles so they are recovered and diverted from landfill as well.

ABCRC is working with the BCMB to measure the end of life of each container type to validate recyclability of each material and identify opportunities for improving recycling.

Contact: Guy West,  President & CEO 

Alberta Coordinated Action for Recycling Enterprises (CARE)

ABCRC is the collection system agent responsible for collecting and recycling all non-refillable beverage containers returned to permitted Depots in Alberta. In 2021, ABCRC collected over 81% of plastic beverage containers sold in Alberta and diverted almost 21 thousand tonnes of plastics from landfill.  The deposit return system in Alberta encourages consumers to leave the cap on plastic bottles so they are recovered and diverted from landfill as well.

ABCRC is working with the BCMB to measure the end of life of each container type to validate recyclability of each material and identify opportunities for improving recycling.

Contact: Guy West,  President & CEO 

Alberta Management Recycling Authority

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority (Alberta Recycling) is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s tire, used oil, electronics and paint recycling programs. The organization reports to the Minister of Environment and Parks, and is run by a Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups. For more information on the recycling programs please visit

Elizabeth Gray
Public Information Manager
1-888-999-8762 or 780-990-1111

Alternative Plastic Products Manufacturing Inc.

Alternative Plastic Products Mfg. Inc. manufactures plastic lumber in a number of different profiles from 1 inch to 8.5 inch and fence posts from 3″ to 6″ in diameter. All the manufactured products are made from post consumer waste plastics. Alternative also brokers chipped or baled post-industrial and post-consumer waste plastics.


Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB)

The Beverage Container Management Board (BCMB) is a Delegated Administrative Organization (DAO) responsible for regulating Alberta’s beverage container recycling system and leads the development of policy and programs that enable the recycling of beverage containers in Alberta. Plastic containers constitute approximately 35% of the system’s volume of 2.5 billion containers annually, and the BCMB works closely with the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation (ABCRC) to approve suitable methods of recycling for plastics and other materials. The BCMB is a not-for-profit established as a management board under Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and incorporated under the Societies Act of Alberta.

Contact: Blaire Gaalaas, President

Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) - Plastics Division

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada is the association for leaders in Canada’s chemistry and plastic sectors. Chemistry and plastics are the third-largest industry in Canada – responsible for $94 billion in shipments in 2021 and employs 173,200 people. The Association represents close to 200 members and partners across the country. We provide coordination and leadership on key issues including innovation, investment, plastics, taxation, health and safety, environment, and regulatory initiatives.

Circular Materials

Circular Materials is a national not-for-profit that was established by Canada’s leading producers to support them in meeting their requirements under extended producer responsibility regulations. Our objective is to improve the recovery of materials by implementing a harmonized approach to recycling
across Canada.
We are committed to building effective recycling systems that ensure materials are collected, sorted, processed, and recycled. In addition, we are returning material back to producers to be used as recycled content in new packaging and products, ensuring full circularity and benefitting people and the planet. Learn more:


 Baljit Lalli | Chief Communications Officer


Phone: 647-821-1530


Cleanfarms is a non-profit agricultural industry stewardship organization that contributes to a healthier environment and a sustainable future for Canadian agriculture by developing and operating programs across Canada specifically for farmers that collect used ag plastics for recycling, as well as other ag-related used and unwanted materials for recycling or safe disposal.

Davin Johnson
Alberta Program Advisor

DBS Environmental

DBS Environmental has been in the waste management and recycling industry for 30+ years. We, along with Paper Trail Recycling (a DBS Company), process paint, and household hazardous waste, plastics, cardboard, and paper for recycling. We are involved with various Cleanfarms programs and are a member of Recycling Council of Alberta, and Alberta CARE and are a registered processor for ARMA. Our plastics program at Paper Trail specializes in hard-to-recycle plastics from stewardship programs, primarily for the extrusion market. 

Chris Nielsen
Vice President

Enviro Containers

With Us Being Greener, Cleaner and reducing your Carbon Footprint is easier. 

We help industrial and agricultural businesses be more environmentally friendly by providing recycling options.  Our customers can rest assured that everything is handled properly; we take recycling seriously. 

We offer complete container reconditioning and environmentally friendly disposal, diverting waste from the landfill with our reduce, reuse and recycle philosophy.


Jerry Bechtold | President CEO

EFS Plastics

EFS is a recycler and processor of mixed plastics specializing in class 2,4 and 5 and a producer of 100% PCR resin pellets.

Founded in 2007, Environmentally Friendly Solutions, better known as EFS-plastics Inc. has more than 25 years of experience in post-consumer plastic recycling between Germany and Canada. Located in Listowel, Ontario, in a 75,000 square foot facility on 10.6 acres of land, and a 90,000 square foot facility in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, we divert 70,000,000 lbs/year from landfills. The company now has a location in Lethbridge, AB.

See the corporate website for more details:


Martin Vogt (CEO)
519 998-0547

Friendly Earth Environmental

Friendly Earth is a plastic recycling processor. We have equipment to process plastic into a commodity for reuse in plastic manufacturing. We have been handling post-industrial waste in Calgary for over 30 years. We have waste bins for storage and large equipment for hauling. We handle #2 HDPE, #4 LDPE, #5 Polypropylene, as well as some #7 Other (such as acrylic cut off on signs, and water jugs).

Visit their Facebook page for the latest video on bumper recycling.

Cameron Marriott

Full Circle Plastics

Full Circle Plastics uses 100% post-consumer plastic to manufacture a variety of recycled plastic products that are used in industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential applications.

Jonathan Beekman

Merlin Plastics

Merlin Plastics is western Canada’s largest post-consumer and post-industrial plastics processor. Merlin Plastics accepts and recycles the following grades of plastics: #1 PET, #2 HDPE, #4 LDPE, #5 PP, # 6 PS, & #7 other plastics such as PC, TPO, etc. Our organization partners with local public and private collectors, recyclers and individual commercial generators of recyclable plastics.
For more information please call Darryl Wolski at 403-993-8033.

Poly Ag Recycling Ltd.

PolyAg recycles single-use agricultural plastics into plastic pellets for the plastics market.  Initially, PolyAg will focus on recycling low density polyethylene (LDPE) grain bags.  Custom grinding/flaking/pelletizing of other plastics will be considered based on volume availability.


Dan Zembal, President

Polycycle Environmental Ltd.

PolyCycle is a leading plastics recycler in Western Canada. With over 25 years in the industry, PolyCycle accepts #1 PET (eg. bottles, containers, strapping), #2 HDPE (eg. bottles, containers, pails, pipe, IBC, geo liner), #3 PVC (eg. window profile, containers), #4 LDPE (eg. bottles, containers, barrels, pipe, geo liner), #5 PP (eg. film scrap, lumps, stretch wrap, pip, poly woven bulk bags (FBIC)), #6 PS (eg. containers, trays, crates, bulk bags), and #7 Other plastics (eg. polycarbonate sheet, acrylic, ABS pipe, car bumpers) for recycling. PolyCycle partners with all organizations who generate recyclable plastics including collectors, recyclers, government, institutional, commercial and industry. PolyCycle has assisted a variety of organizations in developing efficient and cost effective recycling programs, designed to recover plastics for recycling. PolyCycle works to capture the value of recoverable plastics, in an attempt to offer competitive pricing to the generator. For more information see our website

Kevin Kernaghan

Rundle Eco Services Ltd.

Rundle Eco Services Ltd. was formed in August 2017 with the focus to recycle frac pond and pit liners used in the oil and gas industry. Liners are collected and processed to be recycled with an advanced technological system, leaving a clean environmental foot print. The HDPE and LLDPE (poly) is shredded and processed into pellets that then can be extruded into various forms of usable plastic products including furniture, various building materials, industrial packaging etc. Liners are cleaned on site and must be free of contaminates before Rundle Eco Services can proceed with recycling.

Mike Rutherford

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA)

The Recycling Council of Alberta (RCA) is a not-for-profit, non-political organization formed in 1987, and approved as an official charity in 1995. The RCA’s mission is to promote and facilitate waste reduction, recycling, and resource conservation in the Province of Alberta.

Christina Seidel


Simplas is a plastic recycling company that captures post industrial & post consumer plastic waste.  We specifically target industrial & construction biproducts. PVC & POLY (HDPE) Pipe is our specialty. We are Canada’s largest plastic pipe recycler. We help educate industry as to the recyclability of their materials and create a custom solution. Once operational, these programs are a win for the environment and industry.  Industry saves thousands on waste fees and ZERO plastic material goes to landfill; these non-renewable resources are 100% reutilized.  These Recycling Programs come at no cost to the industry.

Simplas offers drop-off services for contractors, and bins are accepted.

Simplas is highly active in education and awareness to help divert plastics from the landfill.  We are collaborating in several programs to capture waste plastic at Municipal Landfills, Construction Sites as well as contractors’ yards.

Please get involved in a PROGRAM TODAY!

Stuart Clark


At Styro-Go, we have developed the technology to provide mobile EPS (Styrofoam) recycling. Our 5 ton trucks are equipped with hot melt densifiers. We can come to any site and process the material. We are an Alberta
company that is expanding across Canada.

Robert Herrit 


We are a start-up company that is dedicated in reducing the flow of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) to the land fill. We densify EPS and are bring strategies into play for the more stigmatic EPS, we are a solution-based company located in Edmonton.


Leighton Larson
Styro.Re.Cycle Co-founder

Westlock Regional Waste Management Commission

WRWMC is located in Westlock County with three partners, Westlock County, Town of Westlock, and the Village of Clyde. It has a class II MSW landfill as well as a regional recycle facility for cardboard, plastics, paper, tin, electronics, paints, tires, metals and ag plastic containers. It is operated and managed through the Waste Commission with a Commission Manager on site. Total waste handled is between 8,500 and 9,500 tonne per year with an average of 20% diversion currently, with a total of 45% in the next five years.

Tom Moore, Commission Manager

Individuals, Municipalities, and Processors

ADURO Clean Technologies

Aduro Clean Technologies is a developer of patented water-based technologies to chemically recycle waste plastics; convert heavy crude and bitumen into lighter, more valuable oil; and transform renewable oils into higher-value fuels or renewable chemicals. The Company’s Hydrochemolytic™ technology activates unique properties of water in a chemistry platform that operates at relatively low temperatures and cost, a game-changing approach that converts low-value feedstocks into 21st-century resources.


Abe Dyck | Head of Corporate Development 

1 416 770 4541

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp.

Cielo is a high-tech start-up company with a game changing technology engineered to help solve the world’s garbage crises. Cielo’s technology transforms landfill garbage into renewable diesel, kerosene and naphtha fuels. Our proven and patent-pending technology is currently being utilized in the Company’s Aldersyde, Alberta Refinery where wood waste is being converted into renewable fuels. Cielo’s shares are listed to trade on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the trading symbol “CMC”. Cielo is headquartered in Alberta, Canada with plans to build and operate green refineries across North America and globally. Visit our website at


Geocycle is a leading provider of industrial, agricultural and municipal waste management services worldwide. We apply the proven technology of          ‘coprocessing’ and utilize existing facilities in cement industry to resolve waste challenges sustainably. This enables us to recover energy and recycle materials from waste. We contribute towards are generative, circular economy that closes resource cycles. Geocycle manages more than 10 million tons of waste annually, thus making a tangible contribution to bringing society a step closer to a zerowaste future.

Mark Coburn | Commercial Manager

Lac La Biche

Lac La Biche County offers a variety of services for residents to dispose of waste and recyclable materials. As part of its commitment to environmental stewardship, the County also seeks ways to minimize waste volumes and encourage community members to reduce, reuse and recycle. We use a combination of practical measures and education to achieve our waste reduction goals.  


Randi Dupras 


The Leduc and District Regional Waste Management Commission (LDRWMC) is a regional waste commission that is comprised of 5 municipalities: City of Leduc, Leduc County, City of Beaumont, Town of Calmar and the Town of Devon. The Board manages the Leduc & District Waste Management Facility, which accepts a variety of waste, recycling and organic material, located at 49444 Range Road 244 in Leduc County. Website: 

Contact: Michael Pieters / Shannon Bremner

Title: Commission Manager / Commission Secretary

Email: / /

Phone: 780-980-7151 / 780-980-7199


Municipal government looking forward to moving into the future with plastics recycling. Both with the Ag world and the recycle world. 

Zac Sarling | Solid Waste Supervisor

Peace Regional Waste Management Company

“We are a leader in the delivery of environmentally responsible waste management programs and services.”

Peace Regional Waste Management Company currently operates the regional municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial landfill plus 7 transfer stations for MSW & Recycling, located within the geographic boundaries of the member municipalities. PRWMC operates the Peace River Eco Centre for recycling, located within the Town of Peace River.

The current landfill & transfer stations were owned or leased by Northern Sunrise County and the Eco Centre land was owned by the Town of Peace River and the Eco Centre building was owned by Northern Sunrise County. Upon completion of the Membership Agreement in November 2012, all of the East Peace Regional Landfill Authority assets were turned over to the PRWMC.

The Company shares are held by the 3 member municipalities and governed by a Board of Directors from the 3 member municipalities. The membership of the Board of Directors is comprised of 3 Directors appointed by the County, 3 Directors appointed by the Town, and 1 Director appointed by the Village.

The PRWMC serves an area of 21,875 square kilometers and a population base of 8422 residents, based upon the 2006 Statistics Canada Population Census, plus an additional “shadow population” in excess of 444 people (2011 Year).

Art Sawatzky | General Manager

Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA)

The Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) represents Alberta’s municipal districts, counties, specialized municipalities, and the special areas board. The RMA provides its members with representation at the provincial and federal level by providing the rural municipal perspective to decision makers. Additionally, RMA provides members with insurance and procurement programs to support local services. Visit RMA online at

Tasha Blumenthal
Director of External Relations and Advocacy


Roseridge is a provider of solid non hazardous waste disposal services. Roseridge operates a Class II Landfill along with public drop off and recycling facilities, a Class I compost facility, and a Transfer Station in Redwater. Roseridge Landfill Commission, formally known as the Sturgeon Landfill Authority, has been providing landfill disposal services to the local communities since 1980. 

We care about the communities we serve and are committed to a system that continuously improves and rethinks waste.  We offer a variety of mandatory and voluntary recycling programs to our residents in an effort to reduce waste going to landfill and recover valuable resources. 

For a complete listing please visit our website at

Susan Berry | Executive Director

Resin Producers and Manufacturers

Armando Alvarez Group

The Group a privately owned, family company, which acts not only under economic but also social and environmental criteria, to the benefit of people, clients, employees and society at large. Today AAG exports specialty agricultural plastic products to over 115 countries and is the global leader in the sector. We are proud to be included within the best practices of the ‘’Communicating Progress 2022’’ report published by the UN Global Compact (Spain). The Armando Alvarez Group received this special mention thanks to our initiatives to implement solutions based on a circular economy model and mitigate climate change, minimizing the environmental impact, maintaining a neutral state of CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. Please visit our webpage to find out more about our sustainability initiatives.


Trevor Wells | Country Manager USA

Berry bpi Agriculture

Berry bpi packaging solutions, part of Berry Global, manufactures an extensive range of flexible packaging films that help to protect, secure and enhance a wide variety of products in many different end-markets. We are one of Europe’s largest recyclers of polyethylene films and also produce Sustane®, our own range of polymers made from recycled plastics. Our commitment to sustainability, innovation and excellence drives our business to ensure we deliver the packaging solutions that customers and consumers demand. Berry operates a facility to manufacture grain bags and agricultural plastics in Edmonton, Alberta and is working on incorporating recycled content into its manufacturing process.

Contact: Mike Bezboridka, Quality Assurance Manager 

Great White Foam (Founded as EPS Moulders Inc.)

Our legacy began in 2007 when EPS Molders Inc. was founded to manufacture high quality expanded polystyrene (EPS) rigid insulation products. Today Great White Foam has a 30,000 sq ft production facility and a 24,000 sq ft storage area. Our shop is outfitted with CNC machines to cut custom expanded polystyrene profiles.  There are many environmental benefits to Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) over alternate technologies such as extruded polystyrene (XPS) and Polyisocyanurate (ISO) insulations. Our standard Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) products have between 15-25% recycled bead and ECO-R (up-to 35% regrind).

Hood Packaging Corporation

Hood Packaging Corporation is a leading North American manufacturer of plastic film and bags, woven polypropylene bags, coated and laminated materials, and paper packaging.  Hood Packaging is committed to sustainable manufacturing and products. It is a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, and Operation Clean Sweep. The Hood Calgary Plastics Plant manufactures high quality PE films and bags for the chemical, food, construction and horticultural markets.  All its plastic scrap is internally recycled or sent to plastics recycling facilities. More info at

Ingenia Polymers

Ingenia Polymers is composed of two complementary business units. Our Primary Producer Division provides thermoplastic custom compounding, size reduction, custom densified additive blend solutions and product development support for resin producers. Our Proprietary Product Division provides a full array of engineered products such as white and black Masterbatches, additive and color concentrates as well as specialty products that serve the rotomolding, pipe and film market segments. 

Contact: Moji Siahpoosh
Regional Sales Manager – West

Orion Plastics Inc.

Orion Plastics Inc. has been in plastics business for over 21 years, producing a diverse range of plastic sheet products. Team Orion has extensive experience and training in the plastics industry with in-depth knowledge ranging from equipment assembly to sheet extrusion processes. The company serves several industries including thermoforming companies, distributors, and fabricators.

Orion Plastics produces end-consumer plastic products ranging from automotive parts to hockey rinks. The on-site warehouse space and materials-handling facilities allows to stock different sheet sizes, gauges, and colours. Many different sheet requirements can be satisfied in a single order, thereby economizing freight costs, volume pricing and delivery for clients.

Ronald Kumar

Rite-Way Manufacturers

Rite-Way Packaging began as a small business in 1994 as a distributor of custom manufactured multi-wall paper, polywoven, paper laminated and plastic bags.
Over time our product line expanded to include items such as sewing twine and tapes, pallet cover sheets, plastic stretch wrap, slip sheets, mini bulk bags, composite plastic bags and pouches.
Always growing and recognizing customer needs; Rite-Way began to supply bagging scales, conveyors, industrial sewing machines, plastic heat sealers as well as fully automated paper bag or plastic pouch form, fill and seal systems, stretch wrap systems and robotic palletizers.

After nearly 30 years in business, we now have an extensive network of suppliers in Canada and the United States, Italy, India, China, and Vietnam. Our Flexible Packaging Division can offer you an impressive line of products and customized packaging solutions, and our equipment division will keep your packaging line running efficiently with replacement parts and new technology.

Consumers are increasingly interested in socially and environmentally responsible products, and producers are finding new opportunities to market themselves with sustainable-conscious packaging. We share this passion at Rite-Way and seek partnerships that foster sustainable products to the marketplace.

Most of the packaging materials sold by Rite-Way are recyclable. These include polywoven bags, BOPP laminated bags, plastic composite bags, monofilm bags and pouches, multi-wall paper bags, FIBCs, linerboard and corrugated sheets, stretch wrap.

James Rosenberg

Triple Three Trading

Triple Three Trading Ltd. has been recycling post-industrial and post-consumer plastic in Calgary, Alberta over 30 years. We only focus on recycle #4 LDPE plastic. During our recycling process, plastic scrap that we collected from our customer will all go into our pelletizing machine. Once scrap run thorough the machine all the plastic will back into pellets form. We will use them to manufacture our 100% recycled material garbage bags. In this process, none of those plastic scrap will ever end up back in the market, or in the landfill. 

Our website is 

Eric Tang | Plant Manager