As of October 1st, there will be a 10-cent deposit for all ready-to-drink beverage containers that are part of the Return-It system.
In November 2019, Return-It increased the deposit for beverage containers 1 litre and under from 5 cents to 10 cents.
Starting October 1, 2020, containers that previously carried a 20-cent deposit, such as plastic, glass, and gable top containers over 1 litre in size, will switch to the new unified 10-cent deposit. By having one unified deposit for all beverage containers – regardless of the size – will simplify the overall system and make it even easier for consumers to recycle all their beverage containers.
Consumers will have until October 11, 2020 inclusive to return beverage containers purchased before the deposit change. After that date, consumers will be charged the unified deposit of 10 cents for all beverage containers covered by the Return-It system and refunded 10 cents upon return.