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Beverage Containers Cash Back

Provincial law in B.C. requires all vendors to collect a deposit on all ready-to-drink beverage containers, however, there are no deposits or refunds for milk or milk substitute containers.

Please return all ready-to-drink beverage containers for a refund.

  Non-Alcoholic beverage Alcoholic beverage
Agency Contact: Encorp Pacific Inc. BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Deposit:
Up to & including 1 litre:
Over 1 litre:


5 cents

20 cents


10 cents

20 cents
Return Centre: Point of purchase (24 containers or less)

"Return-It" depots
Point of purchase (24 containers or less)

Regional Recycling
13300 Vulcan Way
604-276-8270

"Return-It" depots - Full refund for wine, spirits and non-refillable beer containers.
Domestic refillable beer containers refund is subject to operator's discretion.
Note:

Customers wishing to return more than 24 containers are requested to take containers to any of the "Return-It" depots.

Non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverage containers are not accepted at B.C. Liquor Stores.

Privately-operated cold beer & wine stores and specialty wine stores are not obligated to take back containers, but some may choose to do so.

B.C. Liquor Stores also accept plastic six-pack ring holders for recycling.

Information: Call Encorp Pacific (Canada) at (800) 330-9767 or the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or (800) 667-4321 Call Liquor Distribution Branch at 604-252-3000  or the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or (800) 667-4321

Preparation
  1. Sort by non-alcoholic or alcoholic ready-to-drink containers
  2. Sort by deposit paid: 5 cents, 10 cents or 20 cents
  3. Drain all liquids
  4. Rinse containers
  5. Leave labels on (to verify product was purchased in British Columbia)
  6. Remove caps and corks

Return-It Milk Program

Milk and milk substitutes (like soy and rice milk) cartons can be returned to participating Encorp Return-In Centre where they will be recycled.  Please note that since there is no deposit paid for milk and milk substitutes containers, there will be no deposit refunded.