Deposit Return Scheme

The Deposit Return Scheme will be introduced in February 2024. All eligible drinks containers will display the Re-turn logo, making it easy to identify what is included in the Deposit Return Scheme. Drinks containers must be returned empty and undamaged.

A Retailer will have two options when offering a take-back service for the empty, undamaged drinks containers featuring the Re-turn logo returned by consumers:

Manual Returns or Automatic Returns through a Reverse Vending Machine (RVM).

The volume of sales and expected returns, of drinks containers is a key driver in determining whether a Retailer chooses manual collection opt for automatic collection via RVMs.

All Retailers who take back ‘in scope’ drinks containers featuring the Re-turn logo will be paid a Handling Fee, which ensures that the Deposit Return Scheme is cost neutral.for more information, see here.