Winnipeg Recycling at Bottle Depots information, listings and links

Recycling is not just good for the environment, but your local bottle depot can help you make some extra money.

The government requires that many consumer containers be recyclable. Manufacturers and retailers charge a deposit on such containers when you buy the products inside. These deposits are returned when customers return the containers.

Containers that are recyclable are:

  • Aluminium beverage cans (beer & pop)
  • Glass bottles (refillable or not)
  • Plastic bottles (except milk jugs)
  • Foil-sealed plastic cups for various juices
  • Baby juice bottles (from Gerber, Heinz, etc)
  • Bag in a box containers (for wine, juice, and water-keep the bag IN the box)
  • Tetrapaks (the paper containers with foil inside lining will be recyclable beginning this fall)
Bottle depots do not accept any milk containers (yet), beverage boxes, or products bought outside the province for deposit returns.

Beer bottles can be accepted by different bottle depots depending on their brand and origin. Imported beers (from outside the province) are accepted by all bottle depots. Not all bottle depots accept all micro-brewery bottles (like Big Rock and Drummond).

Here is what bottle depots pay for various containers:
1 litre & under
over 1 litre

Aluminium or Bi-metal Cans
juice, vegetable, fruit drinks, non-alcoholic beers, soft drinks, teas



Glass bottles
bottled waters, juices, liquor, non-alcoholic wines



Plastic Bottles
soft drinks, bottled water, juices, and liquor miniatures



Beer Containers
Glass, Aluminum or Bi-metalic

10 cents

10 cents

In Mnaitoba, you can return beer bottles for deposit refund to any beer store. You can return other containers to the following depots: Recycling depots which are open 24 hours, 365 days per year:
  • Garden City Shopping Centre (Along Kingsbury Avenue)

  • St. James Civic Centr (2055 Ness Avenue at Guildford Street)

  • Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre (430 Langside Street)

  • Transcona (Ravelston Avenue at Chrislind Street)

  • Pan Am Pool (Poseidon Bay at Taylor Avenue)

  • Southdale Shopping Centre (Fermor Avenue at Lakewood Boulevard)

  • 1539 Waverley Street, At Chevrier Boulevard
Some items cannot be recycled, and must be disposed of in the usual trash:
  • plastic bags, plastic packaging and cellophane
  • household hazardous waste containers, such as antifreeze, motor oil, bleach and windshield washer fluid. (the fire department may offer collection points for these, for proper disposal)
  • aluminum foil or foil pie plates
  • foil or foam takeout food containers
  • foam packaging, foam egg cartons or foam meat trays
  • mirrors, window glass or light bulbs
  • drinking glasses, ceramics or cookware
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