Retailers and Distributors

Retailers and Distributors

The Used Beverage Container Recycling Program was established in 1997 as part of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Waste Management Regulations. These regulations require beverage distributors or retailers to remit a recycling deposit on all regulated beverage containers sold in Newfoundland and Labrador.

1. Register with MMSB

Beverage distributors and retailers are required to register and remit recycling deposits charged on the sale of all products included in the Used Beverage Container Recycling Program.

2. Remit deposits to MMSB

Deposit                Refund
Non-alcoholic containers 8 cents 5 cents
Beer cans, non-refillable beer bottles and 50 ml mini liquor bottles 8 cents 5 cents
All alcoholic liquor (wine and spirits) containers 20 cents 10 cents

For more details, please contact:

Compliance Auditor
(709) 753-0960

Notice: Impact of HST Changes in Newfoundland and Labrador

June 2016 – On April 14, 2016, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador announced its intention to increase the Newfoundland and Labrador component of the HST to a rate of 10 per cent effective July 1, 2016, resulting in an HST rate of 15 per cent in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Download correspondence to distributors of beverage products under Newfoundland and Labrador’s Used Beverage Container Recycling Program for details on how this change impacts your remittance.