Container Recycling Fees

The Return-It collection network is not paid for by tax dollars, nor is it funded by government. It's paid for by all of us - consumers, retailers, beverage manufacturers and Encorp.

The Container Recycling Fee (CRF) is the fee Encorp charges to cover the net cost of recycling a beverage container. CRFs have been in place for beverage containers in British Columbia for more than 18 years. The CRF varies for each beverage container category. As a not-for-profit, product stewardship agency, Encorp Pacific only charges the net cost for recovering and recycling beverage containers after any unredeemed deposits and commodity revenues for that container type have been used.  The CRF varies for each beverage container category and all CRF's are reviewed annually to ensure that the appropriate fees are charged. The CRF reflects the current economic conditions including commodity prices and beverage container volumes.

all information about deposits, refunds and container recycling fees, & container types are listed here: