What Agency Store/Retail Partner Operators Should Know
The Ontario Deposit Return Program began on February 5th, 2007.
The deposit applies to all wine, beer and spirit containers (including glass and plastic (PET) bottles, Tetra Pak containers, bag-in-box and aluminum and steel containers) purchased in Ontario on or after February 5, 2007.
Most wine, beer and spirit containers 630mL or under carry a $0.10 deposit; those 631mL or over, $0.20. Aluminum and steel containers over 1L carry a $0.20 deposit; those 1L and under carry $0.10.
Agency Store and Retail Partner operators pay the deposit amount on wine, beer and spirit containers when purchasing from LCBO supply stores.
Agency Store and Retail Partner customers pay the deposit at the point of purchase and will be refunded the equivalent amount when the empty wine, beer and spirit containers are returned. Customers have the option of returning empty wine, beer and spirit containers to either The Beer Store (TBS) or Agency Store or Retail Partner location for a full refund.
TBS collects empty wine, beer and spirit containers from Agency Stores and Retail Partners as part of their regular beer delivery service. Agency Store and Retail Partner operators are required to notify TBS of quantities of empty wine, beer and spirit containers in advance of beer deliveries. For further information on TBS services to Agency Stores and Retail Partners, please contact the TBS Call Centre at 1-888-948-2337 or visit www.serviceontap.ca.
Additional information for Agency Store and Retail Partner operators regarding sorting requirements with TBS can be found on the TBS website at www.serviceontap.ca.
Materials regarding public education and in-store display can be obtained by contacting the LCBO's Agency Administration Department.
Participation in this program by Agency Stores will result in a significant improvement to the diversion of packaging waste.
For further information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions