On November 1, 2023, the new expanded deposit-refund system comes into effect in Quebec which will apply to all aluminum beverage containers from 100 ml to 2 litres. All containers that were already redeemable remain redeemable. The amount of the deposit is standardized to $0.10 for all beverage containers, except for certain glass bottles of 500 mL and larger, which are already redeemable and for which the amount will be $0.25.
Other containers, such as wine bottles and plastic water bottles, will wait until Phase 2 of the deposit-refund system in March 2025.
RCC and the Association des détaillants en alimentation du Québec (ADAQ), in collaboration with the Convenience Industry Council of Canada (CICC) and the Association des marchands dépanneurs et épiciers du Québec (AMDEQ), organized two webinars in October to remind retailers of their responsibilities: