Help make Ontario greener.
The Ontario Deposit Return Program has one simple goal: to help protect the environment. While the Blue Box program has been — and continues to be — an effective method of recovering recyclable material, the Ontario Deposit Return program boosts recovery rates to an even higher level.
The containers collected each year under the deposit return system are cleaned and colour separated. The Ontario Deposit Return Program ensures that more glass is recycled into high value products (bottles or fibreglass) rather than used as road aggregate or landfilled due to contamination.
The program's deposit incentive also enhances the Blue Box by increasing the number of containers that are recycled.To find out which items are eligible for return, click here.