10 Reasons & Benefits of Recycling at Your Local Bottle Depot

Bottle Depot Vs City Pick-up

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Nadine |

August 28, 2023

Why Take Your Empties to a Bottle Depot Instead of Letting the City Pick Up Your Containers?

When it comes to recycling beverage containers, many BC cities offer curbside pickup. However, taking your empties to a bottle depot instead of relying solely on city collection has its advantages. In this blog, we will explore the reasons why you should consider taking your recyclable containers to a bottle depot instead of using the curbside service.

Earn Money instead of giving it away

One of the primary reasons to opt for a bottle depot is that you can earn 10 cents per recyclable beverage container instead of leaving your money on the curb. Now with the Universal Recycling Program, all types of containers can be recycled, such as; plastic bottles, tetra packs, milk containers and more. Follow this link to learn more about how much you can earn per container.

Bottle Depot Earn Money Instead Of Giving It Away
Bottle Depot Earn Money Instead Of Giving It Away

Convenient Locations

Bottle depots are strategically located in various neighbourhoods. Regional Recycling has 8 locations in BC to choose from. Unlike city curbside pickups, which follow set schedules, bottle depots offer flexibility in terms of when and where you can drop off your recyclable containers. This convenience allows you to recycle your empties at a time that suits your schedule, ensuring a hassle-free experience.

Variety of Materials Accepted

While curbside recycling programs typically focus on a limited range of containers, bottle depots accept a wider variety of beverage containers. Whether you have glass bottles, plastic containers, aluminum cans, or Tetra Pak cartons, bottle depots are equipped to handle these different types of materials. Plus, you can bring in other materials such as electronics, appliances, scrap metal, and more.

Bottle Depot Sorting and Processing Efficiency
Bottle Depot Sorting and Processing Efficiency

Sorting and Processing Efficiency

Bottle depots are equipped with specialized machinery and systems designed to sort and process recyclable containers efficiently. Regional Recycling offers FastDrop, which allows you to be in and out of the depot in minutes or try our new service, Quikcount. The Quikcount machines, found in our Vancouver, Abbotsford, and Richmond locations, can count hundreds of cans per minute and will dispense cash right away.

Environmental Benefits

Taking your empties to a bottle depot instead of relying solely on curbside pickup has significant environmental benefits. By choosing a bottle depot, you actively participate in the circular economy by ensuring that your containers are recycled into new products rather than ending up in landfills or incinerators. Recycling beverage containers conserves resources, reduces energy consumption, and helps minimize the extraction of raw materials. It also helps mitigate greenhouse gas emissions associated with producing new containers.

While city curbside pickup programs for recyclable containers offer some convenience, taking your empties to a bottle depot provides numerous advantages. Visit one of our 8 locations to earn more with every return.

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