Deposit Return Scheme

22 January 2024

Site updates

The Deposit Return Scheme starts on 1 February 2024. If you buy a drink in a container with the Re-turn logo (see below), you are charged an extra refundable deposit. You can then claim back the levy by returning the empty container for recycling.

The deposit is between 15 and 25 cent depending on the size of the container.

Most drinks containers, such as bottles, cans and tins made from plastic, aluminium or steel can be returned. They must be between 150ml and 3 litres in size and have the Re-turn logo on them.

You can return containers to shops that have a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM) or accept the containers manually. Some shops have a take back exemption as they are not able to accept the containers back for the Deposit Return Scheme.

Read more about the Deposit Return Scheme and check re-turn.ie.

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