Bottles and Cans

ALL READY-TO DRINK BEVERAGE CONTAINERS THAT WERE PURCHASED IN BC AND HAVE A PAID DEPOSIT.

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!

Sorting Instructions

MAKE SURE YOU LEAVE YOUR SORTING AREA CLEAN FOR THE NEXT CUSTOMER

Grab a cart and sorting trays

  1. Remove all liquids, Leave caps on and Straws inside
  2. Sort according to types of the containers except Alcohol and non-alcohol cans need to be separated and out of their boxes
  3. Beer bottles, please leave in original cases
  4. Proceed to the till to get your refund back.
  5. A washing station is available to wash your hands.
IMPORTANT : ALL Non-alcohol and alcohol cans need to be separated.

Recyclable Container Types

BROWSE THROUGH TO SEE THE CONTAINERS WE ACCEPT AND THE REQUIREMENTS AROUND THEM

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

Description: Pop Can
Size: Over 1L & Under 2
Value: 10 ¢
Quantity (Bag): 50
Requirements: Labels on, Liquids out

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

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
Requirements: N/A

Description: Beer Bottles
Size: Over 1L
Value: 10 ¢
Quantity (Bag): Do not place in bags
Requirements: Leave in original cases

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.