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Please click here for depot refundable values.  Note that we do not charge Container Recycling Fees (CRF Fees).

 

SORTING YOUR BEVERAGE CONTAINERS:

To make your experience as pleasant as possible we have some sorting procedures in place that we request our customers follow:

CONDITION OF BEVERAGE CONTAINERS:

  • Please ensure they are rinsed and as clean as possible
  • As depot operators need to read the labels on cans, please do not crush them from top to bottom.  They can, however, be flattened side to side to save space. 
  • You can now keep caps on the bottles.  No need to remove them anymore! 

SORTING AT HOME:

  • To save time you can sort you refundable beverage containers at home
  • All refundable containers (other than glass) can come in clear plastic bags
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic cans must be separated with up to 288 cans per bags
    • Separate 1> liter plastic from <1 liter plastic containers
      • The standard quantity per bag is 150 for up to 1 liter and 50 for over 1 liter
      • Anything over 3 liters is 20 per bag
    • Bi-metals, drink boxes, gable tops, drink pouches, and liquor bag-in-a-box all must be separated
  • Clearly mark the number of beverage containers on the bags
    • Please note that our Customer Service Representatives reserve the right to recount any bags that come through the doors
  • Glass bottles can be placed in their original cardboard packaging
SORTING BAG
Aluminum Cans 288
Plastic:  1L and under 150
Plastic:  Over 1L 50
Plastic: 3L and over 20

SORTING AT THE DEPOT:

  • We provide trays and cardboard flats at the depot for your sorting convenience
  • Please note that you do NOT have to remove plastic rings and caps anymore!
  • Beer and pop cans should be separated onto trays/flats of no more than 24, or leave them in their original cases
  • Place all loose beer bottles on tray/flats or leave them in their original cases
  • Separate 1> liter plastic from <1 liter plastic
  • Separate all plastic, tetra paks, gable tops, glasses, pouches, wine and liquor bottles, bi-metal, etc
  • This will help your friendly Customer Service Representative to count your product and provide you with an accurate refund
  • Don’t want to wait?  Donate! 
    • Consider simply dropping off your unsorted products at any Columbia Bottle Depot to provide support for Pathways Diverse Abilities.

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REFUNDABLES AND AMOUNTS:

Columbia Bottle Depots offers full refunds for the following items:

  • Aluminum beverage cans
  • Plastic bottles
  • Juice bottles
  • Drink pouches
  • Glass wine bottles
  • Glass alcohol bottles
  • Boxed wine and more!
NON-ALCOHOL  
Aluminum Cans $0.10
Plastic:  1L and Under $0.10
Plastic:  Over 1L $0.10
Glass:  1L and Under $0.10
Glass:  Over 1L $0.10
   
ALCOHOL  
Aluminum Cans $0.10
Glass/Plastic:  1L and Under $0.10
Glass/Plastic:  Over 1L $0.10

For a full list of accepted items please click here for non-alcoholic beverages and click here for alcohol containers, or download the RecycleBC App on your smart phone or tablet.