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Bottle Depot Pickup

Book a Home Pickup with SkipTheDepot

Never Go To The Bottle Depot Again

Why waste time waiting in line at the bottle depot when you could be doing that thing you've been meaning to do. Let SkipTheDepot do the dirty work while you keep your hands clean and still get your deposits back. It only takes 3 steps:

  • 1. Download the app or register online

    Download SkipTheDepot from the App Store or Google Play, or visit our web app. Sign up and schedule a pickup by entering your address and donation preference.

  • 2. Enter your home address and pick a date

    The morning of your pickup day, put your bags outside. Use the directions area in the app to let the driver know where to find them or any other special directions (key code / “call me”).

  • 3. That’s it! Cash out or donate to charity

    We will count your bags and credit your account within 48 hours after pickup. We even show you what we counted! You can cash out via Interac e-Transfer or donate your refunds to a local charity!

Why it's awesome

SkipTheDepot aims to provide an easy and convenient recycling service for all homes

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Skip the line

Waiting in line at the bottle depot is probably at the bottom of your list of priorities. Instead, simply book a pickup, put your bags outside, and collect your refund all from your phone.

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Help the community

Instead of putting your bottles and cans into blue-bin recycling, use SkipTheDepot and donate your returns to over 200 charities.

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Get paid

Using SkipTheDepot is completely free; in fact we'll pay you for your bottles and cans! Requesting a free pickup from your home or office is just a taps away.

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Easy cleaning

Prevent that build up of bottles and cans with recurring pickups. Pick how often you would like your recyclables picked up and we do the rest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out how SkipTheDepot works

Schedule your pick up by entering your address, date, and any donation preferences. Use the directions / comments section to give specific instructions for the driver (Example: Call this number when arriving, Bags are alongside fence, etc).

On the scheduled day of your pickup, place your bags outside in a secure location by 8am. The driver will pick up your bags between 8am and 5pm, label them, and take them to our counting facility. Once counted your account will be updated with your new balance and counts. Request an Interac e-Transfer to redeem your balance.

You will be notified every step of the way! Requested, picked up, counted, and deposited!

You don't have to be home. Just have your bags placed in your secure location by 8am and directions filled out for the driver in the comments section.

We also don't need anything sorted. However, we do prefer containers to be placed in big garbage bags.

Interac e-Transfer! Simply log into the website or SkipTheDepot app and request a redemption. This will trigger an Interac e-Transfer to be sent to your email address, which you can then use to deposit into any participating financial institution of your choice. The minimum required amount is $25.

How does SkipTheDepot work?

SkipTheDepot aims to make recycling as simple and convient as possible

How much does SkipTheDepot cost?

SkipTheDepot is free! SkipTheDepot pays you for recycling bottles and cans.

Is SkipTheDepot in your area?

SkipTheDepot is always expanding into new communities and cities.

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