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Ashcroft Bottle Return-It Center

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation very closely.  Return-It depots have been taking precautionary measures and aware of the requirements from health authorities to protect their employees and customers in the handling of clean empty beverage containers for recycling. There have been changes in depot operating hours and we encourage you to visit the locations page of our website for the most up to date information. 

Please do not visit a Return-It depot if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to, or experience symptoms of the virus. 

Address:
420 Railway Ave, Ashcroft, BC  V0K 1A0
Call:
250-457-3397
Hours:
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday 11:00AM - 3:00PM Closed
Wednesday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 3:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday CLOSED
Holidays CLOSED

Accepted at this location:

  • Beverage Containers

    Encorp Pacific (Canada)

    Beverage container volumes collected through our province-wide network of Return-It Depots continues to grow creating excellent Business and Career opportunities.

  • End-of-Life Electronics

    Electronic Products Recycling Association

    The Return-It Electronics program is B.C.'s first electronic waste recycling program and is the only way to ensure that end-of-life electronics are recycled responsibly. The growing public awareness of keeping electronic waste out of our landfills opens up interesting Business & Career opportunities.

Beverage containers accepted:

  • Aluminum Can

    Aluminum

    Leave tabs on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢

    The most commonly used individual serving container. Please leave the pull tabs on.

    Recycled into

    More than 80% of the cans sold in BC are returned for recycling. These cans are baled, melted and back on the shelf again as cans within 6 weeks. This saves a lot of raw material, plus it takes 95% less energy to manufacture a new can from recycled aluminum than it does to make it from brand new material.
  • Plastic Bottles

    Plastic

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    The familiar plastic soft drink and water bottles, as well as clear or tinted, opaque plastic, and vinyl juice containers.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Juce Cup

    Plastic

    Polystyrene cup with foil lid.
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 454mL 10¢

    Plastic cup with a foil, peel-off lid.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Drink Boxes

    Drink Box

    Caps on, push the straws in
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 500mL No Fee 10¢
    501mL – 1L No Fee 10¢

    Aseptic "drink boxes"

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Gable Top

    Gable Top

    Caps on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L No Fee 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    Coated "gable top" drink cartons. The name Gable Top comes from the fold at the top which looks like a gable end of a house.

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Glass

    Glass

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    Everyday glass juice and non-alcohol beverage bottles. (Glass alcohol bottles such as wine, spirits, imported beer and coolers carry different deposit levels.)

    Recycled into

    Of all the glass bottles sold in BC, 93% are returned. These bottles are ground down into small pieces called "cullet" and used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as fibreglass insulation, sandblasting material and even sand for golf-course sandtraps. Ground glass can also be added to asphalt in the making of new roads.
  • Bi-Metal

    Bi-Metal

    Leave labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L No Fee 10¢

    Bi-metal consist of two layers of different metals joined together that can be recycled. Any metal container other than aluminum ranging from small single serve tins to apple juice cans.

    Recycled into

    Beverage container metal tins and cans are baled and then melted down to be turned into scrap metal, which can then be used as construction re-bar.
  • Drink Pouch

    Pouch

    Leave Bag in Box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L No Fee 10¢

    Laminated foil and plastic pouch with a small membrane for inserting a straw.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Bag-in-box Water

    Bag-in-a-Box

    Water - Leave bag in box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    Over 1L 12¢ 10¢

    Large "bags" of water in a cardboard carton, usually with a spigot for in-fridge use.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Milk Aluminum

    Milk and Plant-based: Aluminum

    Leave tabs on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢

    Please leave the pull tabs on.

    Recycled into

    More than 80% of the cans sold in BC are returned for recycling. These cans are baled, melted and back on the shelf again as cans within 6 weeks. This saves a lot of raw material, plus it takes 95% less energy to manufacture a new can from recycled aluminum than it does to make it from brand new material.
  • Milk Plastic

    Milk and Plant-based: Plastic

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    Blow molded plastic milk bottles have been in use since the 1960s

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Milk Gable Top

    Milk and Plant-based: Gable Top

    Caps on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    Coated "gable top" drink cartons. The name Gable Top comes from the fold at the top which looks like a gable end of a house.

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Milk Drink Boxes

    Milk and Plant-based: Drink Box

    Caps on, push the straws in
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 500mL 10¢
    501mL - 1L 10¢

    One of the most common milk container types

    Recycled into

    Around 60% of these polycoated containers are returned for recycling. Once returned, they're hydra-pulped to separate the paper, plastic and foil. The paper is turned into pulp and put to use again in paper products and as cardboard boxes. Thousands of tonnes of paper pulp are recovered in this process. For every ton of paper pulp recycled, approximately 17 trees are saved.
  • Milk Glass

    Milk and Plant-based: Glass

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    Recycled into

    More than 80% of the cans sold in BC are returned for recycling. These cans are baled, melted and back on the shelf again as cans within 6 weeks. This saves a lot of raw material, plus it takes 95% less energy to manufacture a new can from recycled aluminum than it does to make it from brand new material.
  • Milk Bi-Metal

    Milk and Plant-based: Bi-Metal

    Leave labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢
    Over 1L No Fee 10¢

    Bi-metal consist of two layers of different metals joined together that can be recycled. Any metal container other than aluminum ranging from small single serve tins to apple juice cans.

    Recycled into

  • Milk Plastic Cup

    Milk and Plant-based: Plastic

    Polystyrene cup with foil lid.
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 454mL 10¢

    Plastic cup with a foil, peel-off lid.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Liquor Plastic

    Liquor Plastic

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 10¢
    Over 1L 10¢

    The familiar plastic bottles, including coolers and some spirits.

    Recycled into

    Over 75% of the plastic bottles sold are returned. The bottles are power-washed, then shredded, then power-washed again. From there, the shredded material is sold to companies who pull, stretch and meld the shreds into fibre for new bottles and buckets. Recycling plastics uses about 1/3 less energy than manufacturing new plastic.
  • Glass Alcohol

    Liquor Glass

    Caps on, labels on
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 – 1L 13¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    The wine, spirits, imported beer and coolers in glass bottles.

    Recycled into

    Of all the glass bottles sold in BC, 93% are returned. These bottles are ground down into small pieces called "cullet" and used in the manufacturing of a variety of things such as fibreglass insulation, sandblasting material and even sand for golf-course sandtraps. Ground glass can also be added to asphalt in the making of new roads.
  • Bag-in-box Alcohol

    Bag-in-a-Box

    Alcohol - Leave Bag in Box
    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    Over 1L 12¢ 10¢

    Large "bags" of wine in a cardboard carton, usually with a spigot for in-fridge use.

    Recycled into

    The plastic in these containers is separated out and can be mixed with other types of plastic to make park benches, bins and other sturdy products.
  • Non-refillable Beer

    Liquor Glass: Non-Refillable Beer

    Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
    0 - 1L 10¢ 10¢
    Over 1L 16¢ 10¢

    Caps on, labels on

    Recycled into

    Alcohol beverage containers registered with Encorp Pacific's Return-It system are guaranteed to receive a full deposit refund at all locations. This also includes wines, spirits and non-refillable beer and coolers (sold in glass containers)

Leave the caps on

When returning your beverage containers, leave the caps on to ensure all plastic pieces are recycled.

Aluminum Alcohol Containers and Refillable Beer Bottles: Refund Rate Varies

Alcohol beverage containers registered with Encorp Pacific's Return-It system are guaranteed to receive a full deposit refund at all locations.  To understand which beverage containers are managed by Encorp Pacific,  please see our Registered Brands Database.

Refillable beer bottles and some aluminum alcohol containers are not managed by Encorp Pacific and are the responsibility of BC Brewers Recycled Container Council (BRCCC) and are covered under BRCCC’s Stewardship Plan.

Return-It sites that are not licensed by BRCCC may still accept these containers, but you may only receive a partial deposit refund.  Please check with each Return-It site to understand what BRCCC materials and products are accepted there and the refund you can expect to receive.

 

Additional recyclables:

BCRecycles.ca