Palpa recycling fees 2018


The recycling fees for the aluminium cans will change from 1 January 2018. Reduction in recycling fees is possible due to positive development of the earnings in the aluminum sales, which is expected to continue.

The recycling fees for the plastic bottles do not change. Material profits from plastics and the cost of the system have remained stable.

There will be no change in the recycling fees for glass bottles. Earnings of the material sales has developed favorably in the current year, the efficiency of collection logistics has been further developed, enabling the system's economic stabilization has initiation as planned.

Price lists are available in Palpa web site Materials.

The short neck change of PET bottles


The short neck change of PET bottles is possible without registration of the new barcode.

The manufacturer/importer will provide Palpa with information of the changes and sends samples of products to Palpa and RVM vendors before launching short neck bottles.

Palpa updates the changed product information to the product database and RVM vendors the reverse vending machines according to the normal schedule.

 See more details in Material bank.

The new address of Scanding Oy


The reverse vending machine vendor Scanding Oy has a new address from the 24th of July 2017:

Scanding Oy

Tikkurilantie 146



It is important to notice the change when sending samples.

You can find the new updated Sending samples instruction from PALPA’s web site.

Breweries and Importers: Can labelling instructions updated, transition period for the can deposit marking expires


Palpa published instructions on can labelling in summer 2016. The labelling instructions have been updated on the basis of feedback from the beverage industry and discussions with label material suppliers and recycling companies. Palpa now allows several new labelling materials in can labelling. The updated instructions are available in Palpa's web site Material bank.

The deposit symbol for cans was changed in May 2014. The change harmonized deposit symbols for all packages of Palpa return systems. The transition period for the change was allowed until the end of 2017. From January 2018, all cans belonging to the Palpa return system must have a new deposit symbol. New deposit mark and marking instructions are available in Palpa’s web site Material bank.

Horeca: The deposit refund principles for one way glass bottles, sorting of return packages and the use of Palpa stickers


The deposit refund principles for one way glass bottles are verified

Palpa has received feedback on refund principles for one way glass bottles that are based in conversion of the size of a container, due to the amount of small bottles has risen. The conversion is now 400 bottles for a big container and 150 bottles for a small one.

Palpa has verified the conversions in October 2016 by comparing the last 12 months reverse vending machine receipts to returned containers. Approximately 80 % of one way glass bottles are returned via reverse vending machines.

Statistics covered 2 400 return locations and 230 000 transported containers. The amount of glass bottles in a big container was 394 bottles and in a small one 156 bottles. Based on these results Palpa will not change the amounts of deposit refunds and will follow up their development regularly.

Returning correctly

The appropriate sorting of return packages is essential for both the reuse of the material and for paying the refunds.

Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it.

Plastic bottles
Use Palpa manual bag for returns. Don´t return other beverage packages in the same bag or have garbage in it. NB! Only plastic bottles with Palpa's deposit marking.

Recyclable glass bottles
Return in 240 l plastic container with lid. Other glass material, porcelain, ceramics or garbage is prohibited to return in the container.

NB! You can never return glass bottles in a bag. Pieces of broken glass can be a large security risk for the driver and for the personnel in the processing plant.

If the return is not in compliance with Palpa’s instructions, the deposit refunds of the return may not be paid.

Remember to follow Palpas sorting and return instructions in all returns.

More information on returning

Using Palpa stickers

Palpa pays the refunds to the company whose Palpa sticker is used in the return. If the return location uses for example the previous owners stickers will the payment of the deposit refunds be delayed.
Remember to use only the company´s own stickers in returns.