As of February 1st, 2022 there is a 10-cent deposit charged on “ready-to-drink” milk and plant-based beverages like oat, soy, and almond. The 10-cent deposit will be refunded when the empty containers are returned for recycling at your nearest Island Return It.
Before returning your empty milk and plant-based beverage containers,
– remember to rinse them out to avoid mold and smell
– put the caps on, or push the straws in.
Then take them to your nearest Island Return It locations along with the rest of your empty beverage containers.
As defined in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Regulation, modified milk products or milk products that are not normally considered beverages, such as meal replacement beverages, coffee additives, whipping cream, and drinkable yogurt, are not eligible for a 10-cent deposit refund.
While these containers are not eligible for a deposit, they can still be returned to a Return-It collection site for recycling.