Before You Visit

Before you head to your local bottle depot, here are a few tips to make your trip efficient and to maximize your refund:

  • Ensure your containers are empty.
  • Give the containers a quick rinse, especially milk containers.
  • Leave tabs, lids and labels on.
  • Flatten milk containers and jugs but don’t crush cans and plastic bottles.
  • Confirm hours of operation at your local depot. Saturday is usually the busiest day.
  • You can pre-sort and count containers. Depots will gladly do it for you, but if you separate containers by size (0-1 L and over 1L) and type (ie. glass, metal, plastic, juice boxes) before you go, it will mean a faster return.

And remember…please take home your boxes and bags for reuse – don’t throw them in the garbage!