Bi-Metal Can

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.

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

How to Recycle Bi-Metal 

When recycling your bi-metal cans, ensure that they are fully empty, and do not crush or flatten them. Keep the labels on when returning your bi-metal so that we can confirm the type of container. Bring your bi-metal cans along with your other ready-to-drink beverage containers to a Return-It depot to get your refund. 

Bi-metal cans can be recycled at all depots, including ExpressExpress & GO, and Express Plus locations.  

To find a depot near you to recycle your bi-metal, visit

Bi-Metal Deposit Refund

In BC, a deposit is charged for each ready-to-drink beverage container that is purchased. This deposit is returned in full when you bring back the empty container for recycling. Bi-metal cans are issued a 10-cent refund along with the other accepted beverage containers part of the Return-It system. 

For a full listing of all containers that can be returned to a Return-It Depot visit  

How to Obtain Your Refund

If you sign up for Express, you can put all your empty containers inside clear, transparent bags (no larger than 90L in capacity). Simply bring the bag(s) to an Express location near you, label them, and drop them off. The funds will be issued to your Express account within 10 business days. To redeem the funds, you will need to log in to your Express account. 

If you are using over-the-counter depots to return your containers, you will receive your refund in cash at the time of return. 

What Happens to Recycled Bi-Metal Cans

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.