Ontario Deposit Return Program (ODRP)


What is a Bottle Deposit Fee?

Consumers pay a refundable deposit at the time of purchase for all alcholic beverages in Ontario. This deposit is 100% refunded when the empty container is returned to the Beer Store, bulk return locations, or contracted empty bottle dealers (LCBO does not accept containers).

Amount of Deposit 

Glass bottles, plastic bottles (PET), Tetra Pak containers, bag-in-box:
≤ 630mL: 10¢
> 630 mL: 20¢

Aluminum and steel containers
≤ 1L: 10¢
> 1L: 20¢

More about the program:

In Ontario, you can return eligible wine, beer and spirit containers to The Beer Store for a deposit return. When these containers are placed in your recycling bins, especially glass, additional and unnecessary costs are added to your recycling program.