What's In

All of the containers listed below can be returned to your Green Depot for a recycling refund. Green Depots are conveniently located across Newfoundland and Labrador. Click here to find the one closest to you.

Refundable Beverage Containers

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ALUMINUM CANS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
Beer $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits $0.08 $0.05
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OTHER METAL CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
Beer (non-refillable) $0.08 $0.05
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CLEAR PLASTIC CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
50ml Miniature Liquor $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits $0.20 $0.10
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OTHER PLASTIC CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
50ml Miniature Liquor $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits $0.20 $0.10
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GLASS CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
Beer Bottles (non-refillable) $0.08 $0.05
50ml Miniature Liquor $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits $0.20 $0.10
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TETRA AND GABLE TOP CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverages $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits $0.20 $0.10
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OTHER CONTAINERS

DEPOSIT

REFUND

Non-Alcoholic Beverage Pouches $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits Bag-in-a-box $0.08 $0.05
Wine and Spirits Pouches $0.08 $0.05

The following items are not accepted, please visit RethinkWasteNL.ca to learn about disposal options in your region.

  • White/chocolate milk (you can recycle your milk containers where curbside recycling exists)
  • Milk substitutes
  • Infant formula
  • Meal replacement beverages and formulated liquid diets
  • Concentrated products
  • Containers greater than 5 litres
  • Refillable containers that are collected and reused through a local distributor program
  • Containers that are purchased out of province

Preparing Your Recyclables

Taking the time to properly prepare your recyclables not only protects the health and safety of those handling your containers, but also ensures that our processing system can continue running smoothly.

Get your containers ready for recycling by following these easy steps:

1

DO NOT remove labels

2

EMPTY all liquid

3

REMOVE caps, straws and garbage

4

DO NOT crush cans

5

Ensure bottles are NOT broken

What happens to beverage containers?

Plastic

PET and HDPE and all other plastics are sent to the Novapet recycling plant in Amherst, Nova Scotia. There, the plastic is ground into chips and then sold to various manufacturers that use the chips to make packaging and new plastic containers.

Possible Uses for Recycled Plastic: New plastic containers and packaging, insulation for jackets and sleeping bags, fibre for carpets, fabric for hats, sweaters, jackets or t-shirts

Glass

Glass is sent to the RAYAN recycling plant in Moncton, New Brunswick. There, the glass is crushed into small pieces called cullet and then sold to markets throughout North America for production of new bottles.

Possible Uses for Recycled Glass: New glass bottles, fiberglass insulation, reflective asphalt paint.

Tetra and Gable

Tetra and gable top containers (like juice boxes) are sent to the Great Northern Recycling plant in Hantsport, Nova Scotia. There, the material is mixed with water to create a pulp mixture so the different layers of material can be separated. Through the pulping process, the paper fibre is separated from the plastic layers and coatings. The paper fibre, which makes up the majority of the material, is manufactured into boxboard for products like cereal boxes.

Possible Uses for Recycled Tetra and Gable: Boxboard, paper towel, tissue or corrugated cardboard

Aluminum Cans

Aluminum cans are sent to the Evermore Recycling facility in Oswego, New York. There, the aluminum is shredded, melted and rolled into sheets to be cut into new aluminum cans.

Possible Uses for Recycled Aluminum: Aluminum cans, aluminum foil, pie plates, small appliances or siding.

Steel Cans

Steel is sent to Newco Metal in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. There, the steel is loaded onto trucks with other reclaimed steel and sent to markets throughout North America for production of new steel products.

Possible Uses for Recycled Steel: Steel cans, appliances, automobiles or construction materials.