GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING RETURNS

The stores, kiosks and service stations that sell deposit beverage packages to consumers and are thus obligated to also receive deposit packages are registered in PALPA as return locations.

OTHER COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

Other companies and associations are advised to register as return locations if the return of deposit based beverage packages is continuous and the numbers are substantial. Typically, companies in the HoReCa industry accumulate the largest numbers of empty bottles and cans. Offices and other workplaces or regular café activities of associations may also face a large accrual of empty beverage packages.

It is advisable to always ask the beverage supplier about returning the deposit based beverage packages and receiving deposit refunds. The beverage supplier must have a transportation agreement with PALPA, which enables the transportation of the returns to a processing plant.

HOW DOES RETURNING WORK

  1. A return location packs empty beverage packages in accordance with PALPA’s instructions. There are separate defined transportation units for returns.
  2. The returns are marked with identification labels sent by PALPA.
  3. The returns are mainly transported as round trip transports of beverage suppliers, excluding direct pick-ups of recyclable glass.
  4. PALPA renders accounts on deposit and processing refunds twice a month.