Why does the bottle depot only give me a partial refund for my beer bottles?

Only alcohol containers registered within Return-It program are guaranteed to receive a full refund of their deposit at all depot locations. Standard brown beer bottles and beer cans fall under the stewardship of the Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council.  A few depot locations have contracted services with the brewers; however, depots accept these containers as a service to their customers. In order to pay for the costs of handling these containers, some depots discount the deposit refund. The Return-It program has no control over how much of the deposit is refunded to consumers for these products.

To recieve a full refund for your beer bottles, bring them to a local liquor store or to a Return-It depot that provides full refunds for beer containers.  For more information on this, contact your local liquor store directly or call the RCBC Recycling Hotline.

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