Green Depots accept ready-to-serve beverage containers sold in this province on which a deposit was paid. That simple transaction adds up to big benefits for you, our communities and our environment. (See Make it Count to learn more.)

The following containers can be returned to your Green Depot for a recycling refund:

Aluminum Cans

  Deposit Refund
Non-Alcoholic Beverages 0.08 0.05
Beer 0.08 0.05
Wine and Spirits 0.08 0.05

Other Metal Containers

  Deposit Refund
Non-Alcoholic Beverages 0.08 0.05
Beer (non-refillable) 0.08 0.05

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

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

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

Tetra and Gable Containers

  Deposit Refund
Non-Alcoholic Beverages 0.08 0.05
Wine and Spirits 0.20 0.10

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

Some beverage containers are not accepted at Green Depots. No deposit is charged when you purchase these products. However, there may be options for recycling the empty containers to keep them out of the landfill—visit RethinkWasteNL.ca and use the Find a Place for My Waste tool to learn what services are available in your region.

What’s Not Accepted at Green Depots

  • Milk and milk alternatives – Milk, as defined under the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations, is deemed, is an essential nutritional product – no recycling deposit is charged. This also applies to goat’s milk and milk alternatives that are fortified plant-based beverages such as soy, almond and oat milk. (Exception: if a milk alternative is labelled as a “fortified plant-based beverage” AND “not a source of protein,” then it is included in the Beverage Container Recycling Program and a deposit is charged).
  • Infant formula
  • Meal replacement beverages and formulated liquid diets
  • Concentrated beverages (those that must be mixed before drinking)
  • Containers greater than 5 litres
  • Beverage containers bought outside of our province
  • Refillable containers that are collected and reused through a local distributor program. These include glass beer bottles from local breweries.