Starting next week, bottle deposit-refund services will be back up and running – in physically-distant ways.
Details of the reopenings will be hashed out in the coming days, but the idea is to have people drop their bottles and cans off in store parking lots rather than inside – whether it will be by simply handing them over to a designated employee, or in other ways.
Stores that can’t accommodate collection services themselves are being asked to coordinate with municipal and community organizations to “organize major operations in municipal spaces or in shopping centre parking lots.” They’re also being asked to direct their customers to them.
More information will be communicated during the week of May 18. In the meantime, RECYC-QUÉBEC is asking people to hang on to their containers until they can safely deposit them. Some of breweries are actually running low on bottles.