From 1 January 2025, all sealed PET bottles and metal cans with a filling quantity of 0.1 to 3 litres will be subject to a deposit. These are identified by the deposit logo.
The deposit system does not relate to animal milk products, coffee cups and coffee refreshment beverages in a can with a milk proportion in excess of 51 percent.
All drinks containers subject to the single-use deposit are visibly identified with the deposit logo.
A deposit of 25 cents is levied on each container at point of sale.
Single-use deposit containers are collected at all sales outlets at which they are sold. This excludes drinks vending machines and post & parcel deliverers. Joint collection points can also be set up in busy areas (e.g. shopping centres or shopping streets). Collection at events is voluntary. Collection is processed either manually or via reverse vending machines.
In the case of manual collection, the operators only have to collect the drinks containers in the usual sales volume and filling volume.
Example: A bakery sells only beverages of brand X in 0.5 litres PET bottles. Therefore, 0.5 litre PET bottles are collected, but also those of brands Y and Z. Thus aluminium cans or PET bottles in other sizes are not collected.
The prerequisite for reimbursement of the deposit is that the container is empty, not crushed and that the label is fully present on the container and legible. This is the only way to identify whether the container is a bottle or can that is managed in the deposit cycle.
If the container is rejected, the deposit cannot be reimbursed. Please dispose of the container in the nearest yellow bin or yellow bag.