milk carton | Refund Rates

Return Your Beverage Containers for Fast Cash!

When you recycle your empty beverage containers at Uptown Bottle Depot, you’re not only helping keep Calgary clean, you’re putting money back in your pocket! All ready-to-serve beverages that are sold in Alberta carry a deposit, which is eligible for a refund upon return.


This includes:

  • Beer and pop cans
  • Beer and spirit bottles
  • Wine bottles and bag-in-a-box containers (include box and bladder)
  • Juice cans and drink pouches
  • Milk jugs
  • Tetra Paks
  • Pop, energy drink, and meal replacement bottles
  • And more!


Return Rates

Any container 1L or less will get you a 10-cent refund, while containers over 1L are worth 25 cents. This includes: glass, aluminum, PET, HDPE, bi-metal, plastic foil, gable top and other plastics. Containers sold in Alberta that are still intact and between 35 millilitres and 20 litres will be accepted.


If you have any questions about which containers qualifies for a refund, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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