COVID-19: Restoring Richmond Plan
The City is restoring services and amenties in carefully planned steps.
Learn more.

Paper, Plastics, Glass & More

Beverage Containers Cash Back

Provincial law in B.C. requires all vendors to collect a deposit on all ready-to-drink beverage containers, however, there are no deposits or refunds for milk or milk substitute containers.

Please return all ready-to-drink beverage containers for a refund.

  Non-Alcoholic beverage Alcoholic beverage
Agency Contact: Encorp Pacific Inc. BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Up to & including 1 litre:
Over 1 litre:

5 cents

20 cents

10 cents

20 cents
Return Centre: Point of purchase (24 containers or less)

"Return-It" depots
Point of purchase (24 containers or less)

Regional Recycling
13300 Vulcan Way

"Return-It" depots - Full refund for wine, spirits and non-refillable beer containers.
Domestic refillable beer containers refund is subject to operator's discretion.

Customers wishing to return more than 24 containers are requested to take containers to any of the "Return-It" depots.

Non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverage containers are not accepted at B.C. Liquor Stores.

Privately-operated cold beer & wine stores and specialty wine stores are not obligated to take back containers, but some may choose to do so.

B.C. Liquor Stores also accept plastic six-pack ring holders for recycling.

Information: Call Encorp Pacific (Canada) at (800) 330-9767 or the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or (800) 667-4321 Call Liquor Distribution Branch at 604-252-3000  or the RCBC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253 or (800) 667-4321

  1. Sort by non-alcoholic or alcoholic ready-to-drink containers
  2. Sort by deposit paid: 5 cents, 10 cents or 20 cents
  3. Drain all liquids
  4. Rinse containers
  5. Leave labels on (to verify product was purchased in British Columbia)
  6. Remove caps and corks

Return-It Milk Program

Milk and milk substitutes (like soy and rice milk) cartons can be returned to participating Encorp Return-In Centre where they will be recycled.  Please note that since there is no deposit paid for milk and milk substitutes containers, there will be no deposit refunded.