Bottles and Cans TEST

Recycle Your Bottles and Cans at these Island Return It Locations:

The deposit payment program DOES NOT include:

X U brew bottles
X Milk and Dairy Substitutes
X Containers with dairy in the first 3 ingredients
X American beverage containers
X Growlers

But these can still be recycled
see our packaging page

SEE THE CONTAINERS WE ACCEPT

Download a picture of this bottles and cans list.

DescriptionSizeImageQuantity (Bag)RequirementsValue
Pop Cans1L & Under288Leave tabs on.
Alcohol and non-alcohol MUST be separated
10 ¢
Beer Cans1L & Under288Leave tabs on, Alcohol and non-alcohol MUST be Separated10 ¢
Plastic Bottle1L & Under150Labels on.
Liquids out.
10 ¢
Plastic BottleOver 1L / Under 250Labels on.
Liquids out.
10 ¢
Plastic BottleOver 2L25Labels on.
Liquids out.
10 ¢
Glass Juice Bottle 1L & UnderDo not place in BagLabels on, Liquids out10 ¢
Glass Juice Bottle

Over 1LDo not place in BagLabels on, Liquids out10 ¢
Bi-Metal1L & Under150N/A10 ¢
Bi-MetalOver 1L50N/A10 ¢
Drink Box 0-500ml360No Liquid10 ¢
Drink Box501ml – 1L100No Liquid10 ¢
Polystyrene Cup1L & Under150N/A10 ¢
Gable Top0 – 500ml330No Liquid10 ¢
Gable Top501ml – 1L100No Liquid10 ¢
Gable TopOver 1L50No Liquid10 ¢
Pouch1L & Under50N/A10 ¢
Wine in BoxAll10Bag + box for full refund10 ¢
Liquor Plastic501ml – 1L150Labels on, Liquids out10 ¢
Liquor PlasticOver 1L50Labels on, Liquids out10 ¢
Beer Bottles1L & UnderDo not place in bags10 ¢
Beer BottlesOver 1LDo not place in bagsLeave in original cases10 ¢
Wine/Spirit Bottles1L & UnderDo not place in bagsYou can leave in original cases or place in trays10 ¢
Wine/Spirit BottlesOver 1LDo not place in bagsYou can leave in original cases or place in trays10 ¢

Sorting Instructions

Make sure you leave your sorting station clean for the next customer

  1. Grab a cart and sorting trays
  2. Sort according to types and sizes of the containers
  3. Beer bottles, please leave in original cases
  4. All pop and beer cans need to be separated and out of their boxes
  5. Remove all liquids
  6. Proceed to the till to get your refund back.
  7. A washing station is available to wash your hands.

All ready-to drink beverage containers that were purchased in BC and have a paid deposit.

Fun Fact: Humans have been recycling bottles and cans since as early as the 1800s – and they remain the most commonly recycled items we see today! We’re proud to offer recycling services for beverage containers at each one of our five locations across Vancouver Island. Not only do we recycle pop bottles and cans, but we also accept most other ready-to-drink containers such as juice boxes, drink pouches and cartons, glass bottles, wine boxes liquor bottles and cans.

When returning beverage containers for recycling, please note that you may leave labels on, however we do require that containers are free of all liquids. If you are returning both alcoholic and non-alcoholic containers of the same type, such as beer and pop cans, please separate the alcoholic and non-alcoholic containers to make recycling them easier. For more information on how to make your visit to Island Return It more efficient, please see our sorting and carton-specific instructions below. By recycling your bottles and cans you are helping keep waste out of our landfills and doing your part to help keep Vancouver Island beautiful!

We do accept these products, we do not pay refunds. Please note that we are currently unable to accept returns of growlers or U-Brew bottles, as well as containers for milk and dairy substitutes, American beverage containers and any containers where a dairy product is one of the primary (top 3) ingredients.

Description: Pop Can

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 288

Requirements: Leave tabs on, Alcohol and non-alcohol MUST be Separated

Description: Plastic Bottle

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 150

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

over 1 L

Description: Plastic Bottle

Size: Over 1L & Under 2

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 50

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

Over 2L

Description: Plastic Bottle

Size: Over 2L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 25

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

Description: Glass Juice Bottle

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in Bag

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

Description: Glass Juice Bottle

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in Bag

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

bi metal under

Description: Bi-Metal

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 150

Requirements: N/A

Description: Bi-Metal

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 50

Requirements: N/A

Description: Drink Box

Size: 0-500ml

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 360

Requirements: No Liquid

Description: Drink Box

Size: 501ml – 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 100

Requirements: No Liquid

Description: Polystyrene Cup

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 150

Requirements: N/A

Description: Gable Top

Size: 0 – 500ml

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 330

Requirements: No Liquid

Description: Gable Top

Size: 501ml – 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 100

Requirements: No Liquid

Description: Gable Top

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 50

Requirements: No Liquid

Description: Pouch

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 50

Requirements: N/A

Description: Wine in Box

Size: All

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 10

Requirements: Bag + box for full refund

Description: Liquor Plastic

Size: 501ml – 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 150

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

Description: Liquor Plastic

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 50

Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

Description: Beer Cans

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): 288

Requirements: Leave tabs on, Alcohol and non-alcohol MUST be Separated

Description: Beer Bottles

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in bags

beer botle over

Description: Beer Bottles

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in bags

Requirements: Leave in original cases

wines2

Description: Wine/Spirit Bottles

Size: 1L & Under

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in bags

Requirements: You can leave in original cases or place in trays

Description: Wine/Spirit Bottles

Size: Over 1L

Value: 10 ¢

Quantity (Bag): Do not place in bags

Requirements: You can leave in original cases or place in trays

Container Recycling Fees

Fees are charged based on weight, size or ease of recyclability

The Container Recycling Fee (CRF) is the fee Encorp charges to cover the net cost of recycling a beverage container type after any unredeemed deposits and commodity revenues for that container type have been used. The CRF varies for each beverage container category. As a not-for-profit, product stewardship agency, Encorp Pacific only charges the net cost for recovering and recycling beverage containers. The CRF reflects the current economic conditions of the drop in commodity prices and beverage volumes.