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Recycling For CF BC Return-It (Ongoing)

December 2022

RECYCLING (BC) FOR CF

604-436-1158 - it's that easy! 

Bring your sealed, clear bags of recyclables to Return-It in your area and enter our number - 604-436-1158 - at 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.

Find your location:  https://www.return-it.ca/locations/

WHAT TYPE OF BAGS CAN I USE WITH THE EXPRESS SYSTEM?

The Express system requires customers use clear or transparent bags for containers - we recommend using bags approximately 36 inches tall, 30 inches wide and around 72 litres in capacity.

WHERE DO I GET THE TRANSPARENT BAGS FOR THE EXPRESS SYSTEM?

Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at almost any grocery store, drug store, or hardware store.  Brands like Glad, Western Family, Life, Safeway, No Name, and HDX all work with the Express system.

WHAT BEVERAGE CONTAINERS CAN I PLACE IN MY EXPRESS BAG FOR A FULL DEPOSIT REFUND?

Beverage containers registered within our recycling system are eligible for a full deposit refund at all Return-It depot and Express locations. This includes but is not limited to soft drinks, juice, water, wine, coolers, spirits, etc.  More information on all these containers can be found here. Beverage containers purchased outside of BC, beverage containers damaged to the point of being unidentifiable, or beverage containers without labels are not eligible for a refund – though we’ll still recycle them if you include them in your bag.

Please also note standard brown beer bottles and beer cans are not covered under the Return-It system. These containers are the responsibility of and covered under the Brewers Distributor recycling system and only those Return-It depots that have a Brewers Distributor license to manage this material are able to provide a full deposit refund.  Depots who have not received a license from them will still accept these containers but you may receive a partial deposit refund to cover the independent depot’s costs for the handling of these containers.  Please check with each individual depot location to understand the specific deposit refund.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF HEAVY CONTAINERS (I.E. GLASS BOTTLES) I CAN PLACE INTO ONE EXPRESS BAG?

We ask that customers put a maximum of 12 glass bottles in each mixed Express bag to prevent breaking and for the safety of depot staff. These can be mixed with other lighter containers like aluminum cans or juice boxes to fill bags.

Learn more at https://www.return-it.ca/

Chapter:
Vancouver & Lower Mainland