Refunding your empty beverage containers is an excellent way to help the environment, with waste-free sorting at the source. Plus, it’s money back in your pocket.
Did you know?
One aluminum can is 100% and infinitely recyclable.
It takes just 60 days for a recycled can to be processed and returned to shelves.
A bottle can be washed and reused up to 15 times.
All beer containers are refundable, no exceptions.
More than 70% of the refundable containers put on the market are returned in Quebec.
Bottle refunds were introduced in Quebec more than 200 years ago by the brewing industry. Quebec is a pioneer of refundable containers in North America.
Donations and Drives
Refundable container drives can fund many projects. Plenty of companies regularly give their refundable beverage containers to organizations that contact them and a well-organized neighbourhood collection drive can raise up to $4,000 in a single day!
Refundable container drives have already helped numerous causes:
Quebec – Bordeaux 2013
Send 15 young soccer players to train with a pro club.
Collect refundable containers over the course of a weekend.
A trip to France for a stay with FC Girondins de Bordeaux.
Centre des traumatisés crânio-cérébraux
To enable survivors of head injuries to reintegrate into the workplace.
Collect refundable containers from Centre Commercial Les Rivières.
One week’s salary for 40 workers.
La Brasserie T!
Use Brasserie T!’s refundable containers.
Establish a partnership with St Michael’s Mission.
Instead of being thrown away, the containers came to the aid of those in need.
Help facilitate the exchange of refundable containers between businesses and organizations by registering on our map.
Find a partner
Essential tools for successful container collection