Changes to Container Recycling Fees Effective January 31 2021

Please be advised that Encorp Pacific and the BC Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC) have notified the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) of changes to container recycling fee (CRF) rates effective Period 11 – January 31, 2021.

Container Recycling Fee changes are as follows:

Container Type Current CRF CRF Effective January 31 2021
Aluminum (All) $0.02 $0.01
Glass – No Refill <= 1 Litre   (Wine & Spirits) $0.14 $0.13
Plastic PET, Tetra Pak, Pouch <= 1 Litre $0.03 $0.02
Plastic PET, Tetra Pak, Pouch > 1 Litre $0.06 $0.05
Bag in Box $0.07 $0.13

All other rates remain the same.

Your wholesale prices will automatically be adjusted on January 31, 2021 to reflect the new rates.

If you would like to maintain the current wholesale price, please submit your price change form by 5 p.m. on December 11, 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted. 

Price changes can be emailed to