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There are various possibilities and framework conditions for manual collection:
Manual collection points are mostly shops or dining outlets in which the consumer does not stay long and therefore mostly takes the bottles and cans with them, consumes the beverages in another place and then often returns the packaging somewhere else.
Small sales outlets (e.g. bakers with stand-up snack area) therefore only collect the number of containers and packaging items that are usually sold there.
- For collection purposes, the container must be empty and in an adequate condition. Learn more
- The returned containers are gathered in special bags, which are then sealed, collected and counted.
- The bags are collected by supply partners or Recycling Pfand Österreich.
- Following the count, the collector receives the deposit of the collected containers and a handling fee from Recycling Pfand Österreich as part of the regular billing cycle.
Reverse vending machines can be set up in shopping centres/streets / railway stations / airports as an alternative to manual collection.
In the case of vending machine sales, a collection point (within walking distance) must be indicated on the beverage vending machine.