Beverage Container We Accept – We Sort For You!

PLEASE SEE CASHIER FOR ASSISTANCE when bringing Paint, Electronics, Small Appliances, Light Fixtures, Paper and Packaging or other items.

When Returning Used Beverage Containers:

  1. Before you come to the depot, in preparation, please use only clear bags (we do not accept colored trash bags). Rinse bottles and remove lids or caps.  Separate alcohol from non-alcohol items.
  2. Please be sure to only bring containers that carry a deposit. Most American items do not have a deposit. Unless purchased in B.C.
  3. Once you arrive, please use designated parking stalls and do not park in loading zones or reserved spots.  For everyone’s comfort and safety, we ask that you keep your pets safe at home or cozy in your vehicle.
  4. Obtain and load one of our convenient carts and proceed to a sorting station.
  5. Once at the sorting station, remove containers from bags by emptying them onto the sorting table.  Remove any remaining caps or lids.
  6. Please ask for assistance with scrap metal, paper, plastic bags, cardboard etc. can be sorted into the designated bins at the entrance.
  7. Once everything is counted, take your receipt to the cash booth and collect your deposit return.

ALUMINUM CANS

Please wash and separate pop from beer and place them onto flats (flats are supplied by the depot)

Fun Fact:

Aluminum cans are crushed into biscuits and compacted into a large block. Then they are transported in bales weighing over 20 tonnes containing over 1.2 million containers. These bales are sold as a commodity and then melted down and reformed into new aluminum cans. Turn-around for this process is only 60 days from when you return it until it’s back on the store shelf.

PLASTIC BOTTLES

 

Please wash, remove caps and separate alcohol from non-alcohol and 1 litre and under from greater than 1 litre

Fun Fact:

Clear plastic beverage containers are compacted, shredded and sold as a commodity. Some plastic is then put through a process turning it into a fibre that is used to make fleece jackets like the one pictured here. Most plastic collected is used to make new bottles for things like motor oil.

GLASS BOTTLES

Please wash, remove lids and separate alcohol from non-alcohol and 1litre & under from the greater than 1 litre items

Fun Fact:

Glass Containers are collected, crushed into pieces and ground back into sand, which is what glass is made of. The sand is then sold for the use as mix in sand blasting material or made into fiberglass used to insulate homes.

BI-METAL CANS

Please wash and separate 1 litre & less from the greater than 1 litre items

Fun Fact:

Bi-Metal containers are compacted, melted down into scrap metal, and then used to make construction rebar and fencing.

DRINK BOXES

Please wash and separate 500 ml and under from 501 ml to 1 litre

Fun Fact:

Drink boxes and gable top containers go through a hydra-pulping process to separate the material they’re made of. This material is used to make cardboard boxes and industrial paper products.

GABLE TOP CONTAINERS

Please separate 500 ml and under, 501 ml to 1 litre and over 1 litre

Fun Fact:

Drink boxes and gable top containers go through a hydra-pulping process to separate the material they’re made of. This material, along with the pulp from the box of a bag in a box are used to make cardboard boxes and industrial paper products.

BAG IN A BOX

Please separate alcohol from non-alcohol

Fun Fact:

Drink boxes and gable top containers go through a hydra-pulping process to separate the material they’re made of. This material, along with the pulp from the bag in a box is used to make cardboard boxes and industrial paper products.