collects, transports and processes used beverage containers for Michigan’s largest retailers.

UBCR trucks

run entirely on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Michigan residents

recycle deposit containers at the unprecendented rate of 92%.

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UBCR’s entire truck fleet now runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), saving fuel and resources.


UBCR is a key player in the successful Michigan beverage container deposit system. Michigan’s system has an unprecedented recovery rate of 92%, the highest in the nation.

UBCR’s role in the deposit system is to collect, transport and process empty beverage containers for Michigan’s largest retailers. UBCR is the exclusive pick-up agent for the Michigan Soft Drink Association and the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association, picking up more than 100 million cases from 600+ stores for more than 100 wholesalers.

Cleaner and safer for stores

Retailers save time and money, and enjoy cleaner and safer back room storage and sorting.

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Better Record-keeping

The system has been designed with accurate and precise record-keeping and accounting of deposit material, allowing greater control of scrap material for distributors.

A Better Environment

The Michigan Beverage Container Deposit System enables numerous environmental benefits for all Michigan citizens:

• fewer carbon emissions
• cleaner roads, parks and beaches
• less traffic on roadways

Keep Michigan First

Find how Michigan’s beverage Container Recycling System works, and why it’s the most effective in the nation.