McBride Bottle Depot owner Vincent De Niet has announced McBride sole bottle recycling depot will permanently close.

“We would like to extend our thanks to our loyal patrons for their support over the years,” he said in a statement. “Unfortunately the Depot was not able to survive as a business.”

De Niet says any customers still entitled for bottle drop-off payment will be contacted within the next week. Charities enrolled in the donation programs will receive their final payments soon.

Paper, plastic and cans are still accepted at the transfer station. For those wanting to return bottles, electronics and other recycling, the Valemount Bottle Depot is now the closest option.