Almost all wine, beer and spirit containers purchased in Ontario on or after February 5, 2007, can be returned to The Beer Store (or other designated return locations) for a full deposit refund. This includes glass bottles, bag-in-box, Tetra Pak containers, plastic bottles (PET), and steel and aluminum containers on which deposits have been charged.
Wine, beer and spirit containers purchased before February 5, 2007, do not carry a deposit and are not eligible for a refund.
Ontario Deposit Return Summary Chart
|LCBO will start collecting deposits on wine, beer and spirit containers:||February 5, 2007|
|The Beer Store (TBS) or other designated return locations will start accepting returns and providing refunds:||February 5, 2007|
|Beverage alcohol container returns will be accepted and refunds provided at these return locations:||
| Wine, Beer and Spirit Containers
Glass bottles, plastic bottles (PET), Tetra Pak containers, bag-in-box
|Deposit / Refund Amount|
Containers less than or equal to 630mL
Containers over 630mL
|Aluminum and steel containers||Deposit / Refund Amount|
|Aluminum and steel containers less than or equal to 1L||10¢|
|Aluminum and steel containers over 1L||20¢|
||No deposit collected or refund offered for these items|
* TBS has contracts with approximately 150 Empty Bottle Dealers in rural communities.