Frequently Asked Questions
We recycle beverage containers, electronics, large residential appliances, textiles, household paint, waste paper products, cardboard, plastic grocery bags and plastic packaging. Books and magazines, mixed paper, paper packaging and Styrofoam. Light bulbs, batteries, counter top appliances,
Deposits are charged when products are purchased in British Columbia. They are returned in full when you bring back the empty containers for recycling. There is a unified .10 cent deposit for all refundable beverage containers. Find out what containers here.
Yes – we pay $0.10 for each beer can and beer bottle.
No, ther is no need to remove the caps from your beverage containers when returning them at the depot. Beverage containers with or without caps are accepted.
Yes, when returning your containers, you must leave your labels on. The labels are required so that we can identify the containers as being part of the deposit system.
Each container is recycled! Check out the video below for more about the process. https://youtu.be/LwX7v5mCwHo?list=PL0t24-sI1HUabKHFxE9Cbsx9b_cwARtg9
First, you need to create an online account. Anyone can create an account by visiting express.return-it.ca from any device and completing a quick online registration form. Once registered, you can use the Express system immediately.
To use the system, simply bring your containers to the depot in sealed, clear bags, and enter your registered phone number into the Express kiosk. After you’re prompted to select the number of bags you’re dropping off, the kiosk will automatically print the same number of sticker tags displaying your unique Express account code. Tag each of your bags with a sticker tag and drop the bags off in the designated Express drop-off area to be counted.
After leaving your tagged bags at our depot, your containers are counted by depot staff. A detailed record of your counted containers and refunds will be available on your online account within a few days of dropping off your bags.
You can drop off as many bags as you like as long as the containers are in clear bags and have a label.
Once your bagged containers have been counted, usually within 10 business days, you’ll be able to view a full record of your returned containers as well as the deposit refund on your online account. You can choose to save up multiple refunds and/or redeem your account balance at any time by Interac e-Transfer or a mailed cheque.
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Yes – please fill out the Online Pick Up form and we can get int ouch with you about next steps. We require a minimum of 6 bags of beverage containers before we will pick up.
We do provide a pick up service for your business electronics. For more information please complete the request form or call us at 604.808.7229
Yes we provide bottle drive services anywhere in the Lower Mainland. Bottle drives are one of the most successful ways to fundraise for youth groups, school and sports teams. Fill out the Bottle Drive request form and we will be in touch and go over the specific steps.
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