UBCR:
Energy Innovators
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UBCR Trucks run entirely on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Since 2012, UBCR's fleet runs on domestic compressed natural gas (CNG), an important innovation that reduces harmful emissions by 130,000 pounds per year.

Success: Michigan's Deposit System
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Michigan residents recycle deposit containers at an unprecedented rate of 89%.

Michigan residents recycle deposit containers at an unprecedented rate of 89%.

UBCR is a key player in the successful Michigan beverage container deposit system. Michigan's system has an unprecedented recovery rate of 89%, the highest in the nation.

Storage & Transportation
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UBCR collects, transports, and processes used beverage containers for Michigan's largest retailers.

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

UBCR efficiently manages in-store deposit container storage and shipping for the state's largest retailers and distributors.

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about us.

UBCR is a key player in the successful Michigan beverage container deposit system. Michigan’s system has an unprecedented recovery rate of 89%, 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.

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Advantage Michigan.

UBCR is the third-party pickup program that works for retailers, wholesalers, and the environment.
Cleaner & safer for stores


Simplifying the storage of used beverage containers by using large-volume, stackable gaylord bins. Eliminating glass sorting means a safer work environment.

Better
record- keeping

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

Environmental Benefits

The Michigan Beverage Container Deposit System means: fewer carbon emissions; cleaner roads, parks and beaches; less traffic on the roadways.

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Find out how Michigan's beverage container recycling system works, and why it's the most effective in the nation.

Watch our video on keeping Michigan first in beverage container recycling.

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The UBCR Advantage.

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Contact us.

Do you need an extra pickup? Additional parts or repair? UBCR's goal is to help their customers maintain optimal efficiency. Please let us know how we can help you.

For immediate assistance, contact our dispatch office at (888) 422-7404. All requests are answered within 24 hours.