Other advantages of our deposit system

1

We’re helping the environment

Recycling aluminum, glass and plastic saves energy that would have been consumed to extract, transport and process the raw materials needed to make new containers.

2

We’re obtaining higher quality materials

Material recovered through deposit-return is of better quality because sorting is done at the source. Processors have less sorting to do, so there is less breakage, reduced unwanted residual material, better resale price for materials and more efficient and cleaner recycling!

3

We’re helping others

Deposit-return provides financial support for social agencies and people in need. Consignaction encourages personal and community projects to help individuals and charitable organizations.

4

We’re creating jobs

The system of recovering returnable containers has created thousands of jobs throughout Quebec.

What can we make?

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Aluminum

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New cans

Packaging paper

Bicycles

Various containers

Automobile parts
(cylinder heads, rims,
gearboxes, etc.)

Baseball bats

Garden furniture

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Plastic

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New plastic bottles

Fleece apparel

Shopping and
garbage bags

Bike helmets

Car parts (bumpers)

Building materials

Caps

Clothes hangers

Rope

Tents

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Glass

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New glass bottles

Fiberglass insulating
material

Glass micro-beads
for reflective or
abrasive paint

Sandblasting

Ceramic tiles

Asphalt

Road bases

Pots

Concrete blocks