BottleWorks holds 1-3 bottle drives each month throughout the city to accept drop-off donations of bottles, cans, & containers to the program. Our friendly staff and youth employees accept empties for processing and can take down customers' information to provide a charitable tax receipt for the bottles donated. As a quick, easy, and fun way to support youth in our community, the bottle drives have been a huge success with some of our amazing partners.
Upcoming Bottle Drives
What We Accept
BottleWorks accepts all empty alcohol containers >100ml including glass bottles, plastic bottles, cans, tetra pacs, & wine bags that were sold in Ontario. BottleWorks does not accept any other empty containers including soda, sparkling water, or non-alcoholic beer, as they are not eligible for an ODR return by The Beer Store™.
How To Best Sort And Package Your Donation
The best way to prepare your empties are sorted into three categories: large bottles (over 630ml, ex. typicall wine & spirit bottles), small bottles (typical beer and cooler bottles) and cans. Placing the large bottles in one set of boxes (even if it's not full), small bottles in another set of boxes, & cans in transparent bags (clear, blue etc.) are the best way to sort the bottles for our teams when you drop off your empties. If you're unable to sort your empties in this way though, we are still gratefull for all empty donations and will sort them when we receive them. Our teams have boxes, bags, and all the neccesary tools to collect your empties.