Changes as of May 3, 2008
Effective May 3,2008, legislative changes have allowed the sale of non-refillable beverage containers in stores across PEl and have established a deposit and return system for beverage containers.
With these changes, most beverage containers sold, with the exception of dairy products, carry a deposit and will be worth a cash refund when returned to one of the province's nine licensed depots. Resources from this system will be used to ensure containers are properly recycled and will fund projects that protect and enhance Prince Edward Island's environment.
Prince Edward Island's new Beverage Container Management System allows more consumer choice, more incentive to return and recycle beverage containers, and more resources to protect our environment.