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.  Some depot locations have contracted services with the brewers; however, many 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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