The Bottle Depot | Bottle Drives
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Make $1000-$2000 in a Half Day
for Your Team or Group with a Bottle Drive!

Doing a bottle drive is easy money!

Whether you are buying sports equipment, planning a trip, or supporting a charity, you’ll find that a bottle drive is a fun and easy way to raise money. In fact, the average bottle drive raises between $1,000 and $2,000. Some groups have even made over $8,000. Not bad for a half day’s work.

Benefits:

  • Free bottle pickup available.
  • Complete instructions provided.
  • Full Refund.
  • Over $7,000 to win with our current contest. Register Here
  • Flyer Template and bags provided.
  • Fun and profitable!

Bottle Drive Sign Up

Call 250-727-7480 during business hours to book a bottle drive or fill out the form below.

Group Name *

Contact Name *

Phone Number *

Your Email *

Phone # on Day of Drive *

Bottle Drive Date *(mm/dd/yyyy)

Pick Up Time *

Pick Up Address *

Prefered Method of Contact
 Phone Email

Notes or Requests

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How To:

  • If you would like to book a FREE BOTTLE DRIVE PICKUP: Please book well in advance as we schedule on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Typically pickups occur in the afternoon on weekends between NOON and 6PM.
  • If you have a place to store your bottles we can also pick them up during the week with advance notice.
  • We will pay you a FULL REFUND on all of your containers.
  • If you are taking your own bottles to our depots and will have a large/multiple load(s), please call ahead so we can better serve you.
  • We take all ready to drink beverage containers that are sold in BC, including drink boxes, gable top containers and glass bottles.
  • We take milk and soy product containers. However, we do not give refunds for them as no deposit is paid on them.
  • The containers must be recognizable and with labels (no home brew containers).
  • The refunds are according to size, but you must separate all types of materials.

 

 Deposit Values

Non- Alcoholic
1 litre and under = 5¢
Over 1 litre = 20¢
 Alcoholic
1 litre and under = 10¢
Over 1 litre = 20¢

SORTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR BOTTLE DRIVE

Please sort & organize into the following categories (we’ll supply bags):

                              Picture
Beverage Container Type
Bag Count
Container Type

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Aluminum Pop Cans

288

Proper bag method

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Plastic (up to 1L)

150

Proper bag method

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Plastic (over 1L)

50

Proper bag method

beer can

Aluminum (Beer/Cider)

288

Proper bag method

 juice box

Drink Box (Up to 500ML)

360

Proper bag method

juice box over

Drink Box (over 500ML)

100

Proper bag method

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Gable Top (up to 500ML)

Gable Top (500ML to 1L)

Gable Top (over 1L)

330

100

50

Proper bag method

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Metals (up to 1L)

Metals (over 1L)

150

50

Proper bag method
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Pouches

600

Proper bag method

LQP under

Plastic W & S (up to 1L)

150

Proper bag method

LQP Over

Plastic W & S (over 1L)

50

Proper bag method

Baginbox

Liquor/Juice Bag in Box

10

Proper bag method
Once you have placed all of your product into the correct bags, you will have a few partially full bags with product in them. You must mark all of these bags clearly so we know how much to give you credit for when we process the bottle drive.
NON- ALCOHOLIC BEER AND .5% ARE CONSIDERED ALUMINUM POP
Tie bottle bags as suchPlease double-tie all plastic bags so that they do not open when they are transported to the depot.

Glass Products

All glass beverage containers (excluding domestic beer bottles) should be counted and placed into a mega-bag.
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Mega Bag on palletFull Mega Bag
The mega bag must be placed on a pallet. Pallets have to be placed on a hard surface (concrete).

 

Mega bags have been provided to the bottle drive coordinator to ensure that your bottle drive
has the most efficient service possible. Mega bags provide a safe and hassle free way of counting
and organizing all refundable glass products. The bottle drive coordinator will be provided with
at least three mega bags and pallets. The bottle drive coordinator must keep a manual count of
the containers in each separate mega bag; the transporters who pick up the bottle drive will
require the breakdown of containers in each separate mega bag.

Example: 900 non alcoholic containers up to 1 litre, 100 non alcoholic containers over 1 litre.

Total:1000 non alcoholic containers

Picture
Beverage Container
Bag Count
Container Type

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Glass Juice (up to 1L)

Glass Juice (over 1L)

1000 Mega Bag
LQG under

Wine/Spirits (up to 1L)

Wine/Spirits (over 1L)

600 Mega Bag
NRBC under 1 Import Beer Bottles 1000 Mega Bag
You should have 3 mega bags set up at all times.

  1. Non-alcoholic Glass Juice – You can place glass up to 1L and glass over 1L in the same bag, but you have to have a separate count for each.(Glass up to 1L = $.05, glass over 1L = $.20)
  2. Wine and Spirits – You can place wine and spirits bottles up to 1L and over 1L in the same bag, but you have to have a separate count for each.(Wine and spirits up to 1L = $.10, wine over 1L = $.20)
  3. Import Beer Bottles – You can place imports up to 1L and over 1L in the same bag, but you have to have a separate count for each.(Imports up to 1L = $.10, imports over 1L = $.20)

 

IMPORT BEER BOTTLES

The following are photos of import beer logos to help you recognize which bottles to place into the mega bag.
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REFILLABLE BEER BOTTLES

Leave all of these bottles in dry cases and stack them in an area together so that they are easily place onto a pallet when the driver arrives for pickup. The following are photos of domestic beer bottle logos to help you recognize which beer bottles to leave in cases.
Domestic beer bottles are kept separated because they are refilled with beer once they have been sanitized.
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