General Information for Owning/Operating a Return-It Depot Location

Where are the current depot opportunities?

A full listing of our current depot opportunities can be found in our Business & Employment Opportunity section.

Am I suited to becoming a Return-It Depot Owner/Operator?

Encorp seeks to engage with entrepreneurs who are interested in operating a Return-It Depot, when and where opportunities are available.

Ideal depot Owner/Operators have the energy and enthusiasm to grow a successful business, while adding to and benefiting from the value of Encorp’s established Return-It brand.

You are best suited to becoming a Return-It Depot Owner/Operator if you:

  • Have demonstrated business acumen and adequate financial resources, and are willing to invest the time and money required to build and maintain an attractive business.
  • Are a hands-on business operator who is driven to succeed, grow sales and to consistently reach and/or exceed Encorp’s operating standards.
  • Have previous retail or customer service experience and/or have owned your own business.
  • Have a passion for delivering outstanding customer service.
  • Understand the importance and level of detail required to operate a clean, safe, and efficient used beverage container return depot.
  • Have demonstrated leadership skills and a talent for recruiting and motivating staff.
  • Can conduct business and communicate effectively in the English language. Additional languages proficiencies are a definite asset.
  • Share values, which are aligned with Encorp’s Social Purpose.

What is the cost and return on investment?

Cost and return on investment will vary depending on:

  • The size, layout and location of the Return-It Depot site.
  • Your success in building local area customer satisfaction.
  • Your ability to consistently provide Return-It customers with a clean and welcoming environment in which to return their used beverage containers.

What is the minimum size of a depot?

Return-It Depots in the Metro Vancouver area should be no less than 4,000 square feet – ideally more. The minimum size for Return-It Depots in other areas of British Columbia is dependent on the population served by the depot’s location.

Can I meet with an Encorp representative prior to submitting an application?

No, interviews are only provided to successful applicants that have passed an initial screening phase.

A full listing of our current depot opportunities can be found in our Business & Employment Opportunity section.

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