Return-It Express Tips

Return-It Express is the fast and easy way to return your refundable beverage containers. Learn here some great tips and tricks for using Express and how to reap maximum benefits of the program.

  • No Sorting Required

    Simply bring your bags filled with unsorted registered containers to an Express Depot, and we'll do the rest.

  • No Counting

    Forget about counting beverage containers. We will count them for you.

  • No Line-Ups

    Express is quick. Just label your bags and drop them off at the Express window1.

Express Tips

In addition, if you want to reap the maximum benefits of Express, here’re some great tips and tricks for you.

  • Express Tip #1 – Express Labels

    Did you tag your bag? Make sure to print your label at the Express kiosk and stick it to your bag when you drop it off.

  • Express Tip #2 – Express & GO Passcode

    Express & GO stations are a quick and easy way to drop off your empty beverage containers!

    Don't forget that you'll need your Express & GO passcode, which can be found in your Express account.

  • Express Tip #3 – Interac

    How do you redeem the deposit refunds that are in your online account? Do it in a cinch with Interac e-Transfer.

  • Express Tip #4 – Milk & Milk Alternatives

    Got milk or plant-based beverage containers you need to recycle? Drop 'em off at your local Express for the deposit refund! They are part of the system.

  • Express Tip #5 – Clear/Transparent Bags

    When recycling with Return-It Express, make sure to use clear or transparent bags of under 90-litre capacity and put only a maximum of 12 glass bottles in each bag to prevent breakage. Learn here some dos and don'ts for dropping off your Express bags.

  • Express Tip #6 – Rinsing

    Your empties, especially milk containers, can get smelly. Remember to rinse 'em before you return 'em!

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1Some Express depots have the new scan-in feature, which results in longer wait times. Visit Express Drop-Off Scan for more information on the upgrade.