July 23, 2024

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It’s been more than a month since the deposit extension began in Quebec

It's been more than a month since the deposit extension began in Quebec

The deposit modernization project in Quebec, launched on November 1, 2023, will bring two major changes, including the expansion of the list of accepted deposits.

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Quebecers now receive 10 cents for each returnable container, except for some already returnable glass bottles of 500ml and larger, which are returned at 25 cents, representing freight.

In an interview with LCN, the CEO of the Quebec Association for the Recovery of Beverage Containers recalled that all cans from 100ml to 2L can be returned.

According to Normand Bisson “everything is going very well on the ground”, storing the bins remains a challenge.

An additional 300 million cans will be recycled.

“We are currently adjusting the recovery premises to ensure we can meet the needs of retailers,” he continues.

Phase 2, to be launched in March 2025, will bring its new changes, he warned.

“It’s a subject in great flux […] Even more containers are affected. Full infrastructure will be provided there. We have to work hard. “

Mr. Bisson explained that November 1 would be an ideal date to change Quebec’s deposit system.

“November is a good month to start depositing, because generally, there are low returns,” he said, adding that the increase in volume would cause changes for collectors.

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Here are some reactions from citizens collected by TVA Nouvelles regarding the changes to the instructions:

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“We’re already recording, so it hasn’t changed much. It’s just that the amount is higher. It will probably encourage the world to save more,” said one woman.

“We deposit more, sure that 10 cents is worth it. I’ve always recorded it, so I’ll keep it up,” continues a customer met in front of a grocery store.

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