Sorting of beverage packages


The appropriate sorting of beverage packages ensures that the recyclable material remains so clean that new food packages can be made of it. 


Return cans (also non-deposit) intact and empty in a Palpa manual bag (red print).

Plastic bottles

Return only plastic bottles with Palpa's deposit marking intact and empty in a Palpa manual bag.

Non-deposit plastic bottles must not be sorted into deposit material, as the recyclability of the material cannot be guaranteed. 
Non-deposit plastic bottles can be recycled by returning them to a plastic collection point, as an energy fraction or as mixed waste.

The manual bag should be tightly closed with a tie band. Between the tie band and the edge of the bag should be left about 30 cm. An overpacked bag may open or break during transport.

Glass bottles

Sort only beverage bottles of glass into a glass container.

Return glass bottles intact and empty.


It is not allowed to put refillable glass bottles to Palpa's glass container. Return in a crate or on plastic tray to the breweries.

Impurities prevent recycling

Returns must not contain rubbish or other impurities as they will prevent recycling.

If the return is made in violation of the instructions, Palpa is entitled to sanction the return location for noncompliance with the instructions. The beverage supplier has the right to refuse to accept packaged transport units in violation of the instructions.

Remember to follow Palpa's sorting and return instructions in all returns.

Return instructions