Alberta Environment is a partner in protecting and enhancing Alberta's natural environment, to ensure the continued enjoyment of a clean and healthy environment by all. The department has staff in more than 120 communities throughout Alberta.
Alberta Environment is organized into four main business divisions: Environmental Stewardship, Environmental Assurance, Environmental Management and Oil Sands Environmental Management. Each division is supported by People Services, Communications, Legal Services, Finance and Administration and the Strategic Planning Secretariat. The Minister of Environment is responsible for the Environmental Appeals Board which reports directly to the Minister. In addition, the Minister oversees the work of the Beverage Container Management Board; Alberta Used Oil Management Association; Alberta Recycling Management Authority (electronics, tires and paint).