Put Change in Your Pocket and Affect Real Change!
Take your Earthware containers and/or lids to one of the select bottle depots for a refund! Come prepared:
- CONTAINERS MUST BE RINSED AND NOT CRACKED OR THE DEPOTS WILL NOT ACCEPT THEM.
- Deposit returns for the containers and lids are separate.
- Don’t stack containers and lids to make it easier to count them at the depot.
Understanding Deposits & Refunds
When you receive an Earthware container from your food provider, you are charged a deposit and a Processing Fee totalling 30¢ for the container with the lid. You will get a minimum of 5¢ per container and per lid for your deposit refund.
10¢ per lid & per container goes to the bottle depot for the “Processing Fee” (named as such instead of “Recycling Fee”, because Earthware containers are reused not recycled. See more information regarding refunds.
Support Community Initiatives
We are pleased to provide another source of revenue for non-profits with our return-for-refund takeout containers! Check with your Bottle Depots for options on how to support local initiatives or charities.
There are many organizations that rely on this kind of funding. You can donate your containers to those in need with various pick-up services.
Don't Put Us in the Blue Bins!
Our containers are for reusing! They will NOT get sorted in our municipal system and find their way back to us, if you put them in your household recycle bins.
Bring them home to us through the bottle depots and we’ll put them to good use!