DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME IS NOW LIVE!
When you purchase a drink in a plastic bottle, aluminium or steel can from the 1st February 2024 withing the Republic of Ireland, you are required to pay a small deposit in addition to the price of the drink. When you return your empty and undamaged drink container to participating retailers you get your deposit back in full. The scheme applies to all PET plastic and aluminium or steel containers between 150ml – 3000ml.
HOW IT WORKS:
- Pay the product price + the applicable deposit. (Please note that during the first few weeks of the scheme there may still be stock circulating that was produced prior to the scheme and may not have been registered for the scheme).
- Enjoy your drinks!
- Return empty and undamaged containers via the new Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs).
- The RVM will issue a voucher that can be redeemed in-store against future purchases or a cash deposit refund.
HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit fee for containers between 150ml-500ml (inclusive) is €0.15 and the deposit fee for containers between 501ml-3000ml is €0.25.
The aim of the scheme is to help Ireland achieve the EU recycling targets, protect our environment, reduce litter and retain materials within the economy for as long as possible. With that in mind we are delighted to confirm that we have signed up as a participating retailer and will be installing our own RVM for the convenience of our customers.