Quick recycling pickup, fast refunds.
Welcome to Depozip.
Your first-ever refundable recycling pickup service for residential customers. Now, you can kick your recycling to the curb. Arrange a pickup time using our Depozip Web App and we’ll pick up your empties right from your home. Enter your address to determine your pick-up day, and we’ll send a confirmation email via the simple Depozip Web App. After your return is picked up and processed, we’ll send your refund to your account.
We pay 7 cents per recyclable container, and no sorting is needed! Please have a minimum of 150 containers ready for pick up, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Our easy-to-use web app has been designed to make residential recycling faster and simpler than ever. Set up an account, and you’ll be able to recycle from home in just a few clicks.
Provide your name, address, and set up your payment
preference, then you can schedule your first pickup.
Preparing for your Pick-up
Gone are the days of sorting all your empties. With Depozip, you can put all of your empties into one clear plastic bag!
Our service team will pick up that bag at your convenience, and we will take care of the sorting at our depot.
For more detail info please check out our videos for what to
recycle with Depozip.
Getting your Depozip Return
After we pick up your empties, the team at our depot will
process your order by sorting the containers and documenting them in our digital system. This takes anywhere from 3-10 business days, depending on the volume of empties our teams are processing that week.
After we complete processing your order, your return will be transferred to your account. Every time $25 is accumulated, you can transfer it directly to your bank account.
What are you saving for?
Many of our customers choose to collect their returns in their Depozip accounts to save for something special. Some families choose to take their returns out each month and treat themselves to dinner out or a movie night. In comparison, some of our customers save their returns for months and put them toward a holiday or charity of their choice.
Which containers does Depozip pick up?
Depozip picks up all containers from residential neighborhoods that are included in the BC universal recycling program. This includes cans, bottles, tetra packs, juice containers, and most recently, milk containers. As of February 1, 2022, milk containers can also be accepted for recycling. You can include your milk containers with your other unsorted empties, and we’ll process them for a return of 7 cents per recyclable beverage container.
|You can put all of these recyclable beverage|
containers in the same bag and collect 7 cents each!
|Dairy Milk Containers|
|Plant-Based Milk Containers|
|Plastic beverage bottles|
Items we do not accept in Depozip pick-ups
|Aerosol spray cans|
|Motor oil containers|
|Ceramic plant pots|
|Plastic or foil lids from containers|
|Drinking glasses or broken dishes|
** Large quantities of some scrap metals and electronics may be considered for pick up after a consultation with our team.
How recycling your empties can help your community
The Depozip app has a simple feature that allows customers to donate their returns to any charitable organizations registered within our web app. You can browse the charities after signing in and select a charity for a one-time donation or ongoing basis. Recycling your containers can make a big difference!
With each container you keep out of landfills and our oceans, you are helping to preserve our fragile ecosystems. British Columbia has some of the most spectacular nature in the world, and by working together, we can protect it for generations to come.
How to recycle with Depozip
Make sure all your containers are clean and qualify as recyclable containers. Only use clear plastic bags and make sure they do not weigh more than 35 lbs.
Re-usable, clear plastic bags that hold 150 containers are available at the depots for a 50-cent deposit reduction.
Ask us next time you’re in the depot, and please keep in mind we can only provide a maximum of 6 bags per customer.
Glass containers can be left in their cases. If loose, please do not put in more than 8 glass containers per bag.
Larger volumes (2+ mega bags or more than 1000 containers) will require longer processing times. Please be patient as we work to accommodate all of our customers. These larger returns could take up to 2 weeks for payment. Thanks in advance for your patience!
Here’s what to AVOID to make sure you get your full return:
Do not use opaque bags; clear plastic bags only.
Our team needs to be able to see inside.
No bags inside bags. The team needs to be able to
see all containers clearly.
No paper bags, they do not hold up to transport and
handling, and your return will spill everywhere.
No flattened containers. We need to be able to see
the bar codes.
No bags over 35Lbs. The team has to be able to lift
Absolutely, NO food waste. It ruins the entire bag of
containers! Bags containing food waste will be rejected.
We cannot ask our team to handle food waste, it isn’t
sanitary or safe.
Over a million containers go missing in BC every day.
Depozip is a quick and convenient way to recycle.
Care for the environment and put fast cash in your pocket.
Want to be a featured organization and fundraise for your cause?
As a featured organization, the community can donate their refunds to help support your cause! Inquire with us to find out how to become a featured organization.
Would you like to learn more? Review our FAQs page for more details.
Setting up a donation for your cause
If you have a fundraiser or charity for which you would like to collect donations, you can use Depozip to become a Featured Organization. Contact our service team to set up your Featured Organization account, and the community can donate to your cause with ease.