Do I need to prepare my beverage containers before taking them to the bottle depot?

Please rinse all containers clean, and do not crush your beverage containers. The bar code and label information are used by depot staff or counting technology to confirm that the container is part of the deposit-refund system here in BC. Crushed or flattened containers can be difficult to read or scan the labels.

If the depot is unable to verify that your containers are part of the system, they may not be able to issue a refund.

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