Glass Bottle

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

Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
0 – 1L 13¢ 10¢
Over 1L 15¢ 10¢

What Happens to Recycled Glass Bottles

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.