Benefits of the Deposit Return Scheme
Convenient for Everyone
With return points all across Ireland, returning your Re-turn drinks containers couldn’t be easier. Anywhere that sells drinks with the Re-turn logo, must accept your empty, undamaged containers and refund your deposit in cash or against other purchases.
Recycling is one of the most effective actions we can take as individuals and communities to tackle climate change. Working together with a common purpose, we can protect our communities and create a healthy and positive footprint for future generations.
Protecting our Environment
Internationally, Deposit Return Schemes have proven very successful in reducing litter. By placing a monetary value on these drinks containers, there is more incentive for consumers to return them, rather than littering our environment.
As a circular economy initiative, the new Deposit Return Scheme aims to move away from the ‘take make and dispose’ culture to one of returning valuable materials, and keeping them in the economy for as long as possible.
What to Return?
Plastic bottles, Aluminium and steel cans
150ml – 3 litres
All eligible drinks containers will display the Re-turn logo, making it easy to identify what is included in the Deposit Return Scheme. Drinks containers must be returned empty and undamaged.
What cannot be returned?
Not every drink container is eligible for Deposit Return. Only drinks in PET plastic bottles, aluminium & steel cans from 150ml to 3 litres are included in the Scheme.
Remember, all drink containers included in the scheme will feature the Re-turn logo.
The following are NOT included in the Deposit Return Scheme:
- Glass drinks containers
- All dairy products. Eg. Milk, yogurt drinks
These containers will not have a Re-turn logo, but should still be recycled.