october 2022

New organization to manage deposit-refund

The Association Québécoise de Récupération des Contenants de Boissons is the new management organization designated by RECYC-QUÉBEC to manage deposit-refund. The AQRCB will be responsible for the transition and implementation of the new, modernized deposit-refund system, scheduled to come into effect across Quebec on November 1, 2023.

The aim of modernizing the deposit-refund system is to ensure the efficient management of all ready-to-drink beverage containers from 100 millilitres to 2 liters. This reform aims to increase beverage container recovery and reclamation, improve environmental performance and contribute to Quebec's climate action.

The AQRCB brings together all producers and brand owners involved in the recovery, recycling, reuse and reclamation of beverage containers in the province of Quebec.

Consignaction also congratulates Mr. Benoit Charette, whose mandate as Minister of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change has been renewed by the Prime Minister. The Consignaction team looks forward to supporting both the AQRCB and Minister Charette during their terms of office.