Milk and Plant-based: Glass

Milk Glass
Size CRF Fee Deposit / Refund
0 - 1L 15¢ 10¢
Over 1L 15¢ 10¢

How to Recycle Milk and Plant-based Glass Bottles

When recycling your milk and plant-based glass bottles, ensure that they are fully empty, and do not crush or flatten them. Put the caps back on when returning your milk and plant-based glass bottles, as they can be recycled alongside the bottles. Also remember to keep the label on so that we can confirm the type of glass bottle. Bring your milk and plant-based glass bottles along with your other ready-to-drink beverage containers to a Return-It depot to get your refund. 

Milk and plant-based glass bottles can be recycled at all depots, including ExpressExpress & GO, and Express Plus locations.  

To find a depot near you to recycle your glass bottles, visit

Milk and Plant-based Glass Bottle 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. Milk and plant-based glass bottles 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 Milk and Plant-based: Glases

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.