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We recycle your empties

You can return your empties – glass and plastic bottles and metal cans – accepted in the Finnish recycling system to the following recycling points: reverse vending machines in Alko shops reverse vending machines in super markets co-operating with Alko.

You can redeem the deposit upon presenting the receipt from the reverse vending machine. The receipt is only valid in the shop where the empties have been returned.

With deposit

Glass bottles

€0.10 0.3–0.75 litre refillable bottles for alcoholic beverages
€0.10 0.15–2.0 litre recyclable bottles
€0.40 1.0 litre Finnish soft drink bottles

Plastic bottles

Only plastic bottles with Finnish deposit stamp

€0.20 0.5 litre refillable bottles for alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
€0.40 1.0 or 1.5 litre refillable bottles for alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
€0.10 max 0.35 litre recyclable bottles
€0.20 over 0.35 litre but less than 1.0 litre recyclable bottles
€0.40 min 1.0 litre recyclable bottles

Cans and crates

€0.15 cans with Finnish deposit stamp
€2.20 24 bottle brewery crates
€3.20 red crates for 0.35 litre bottles (so-called Coca-Cola crates)
€4.20 other Finnish bottle crates

Without deposit

We will not return deposit on bottles not accepted in the Finnish recycling system. Such bottles include bottles bought abroad and bottles made of materials incompatible with the recycling system.

We recommend you to return glass bottles purchased abroad to the local recycling centres.

Additional information on recycling at Palpa >