What bottles are refundable in Alberta?

What bottles are refundable in Alberta?

As long as containers are whole, labelled, between 35 millilitres and 20 litres and sold in the province of Alberta, they are eligible for a refund. This includes clear or coloured plastic (PET) and glass, semi-transparent or solid plastic (HDPE), polycoat containers, bag-in-a-box bladders, and plastic foil pouches.

How much are bottles worth in Alberta?

The deposit/refund amount for containers 1 litre or less is 10 cents and for containers larger than 1 litre the deposit/refund is 25 cents.

Are milk cartons refundable in Alberta?

Milk and Liquid Cream Containers are now part of the deposit refund system. ALL milk and liquid cream containers sold in Alberta now require a deposit of 10 cents (1 litre or less) or 25 cents (over 1 litre).

Should I crush my cans before recycling?

Long-time recyclers have always been told to crush their aluminum cans. For those of you can recyclers who are part of a multiple-stream recycling program (sorting your cans in separate bins), feel free to crush away. But if all your recycling is tossed into one bin, keep your cans intact.

What bottles can you return for a refund?

Which Container Types Can You Return?

  • beverage containers designed to hold 1 litre or less = 10 cent deposit per container.
  • beverage containers designed to hold over 1 litre = 25 cent deposit per container.

Can you refund crushed cans?

Look for the 10c label on the container to see if it is eligible or is not eligible for a refund. If there is a 10c refund mark, then you should be able to return the drink container, provided it is in good condition (uncrushed, empty and with the label and barcode in-tact).

Which containers can be returned for a refund?

Which Container Types Can You Return?

  • Aluminum – Soda, beer, energy drinks and more in cans.
  • Clear Plastic Containers (PET) – water bottles, juice containers.
  • Plastics – milk jugs, soda bottles.
  • Glass – wine bottles, juice containers.
  • Tetra Brik – milk/juice boxes, coconut water packs.

Why are plastic bottle caps not recyclable?

Many municipal recycling programs throughout the U.S. still do not accept plastic lids, tops and caps even though they take the containers that accompany them. The reason is that they are not typically made of the same kinds of plastics as their containers and therefore should not be mixed together with them.

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