Can Reverse Vending Machines accept square containers?
Yes, RVMs can accept square-shaped containers that are eligible for a deposit refund. You can insert them into the RVM portal like any other can or bottle to review a refund voucher.
As a reminder, only certain container materials and sizes are eligible for a deposit (and consumers are not charged a deposit for ineligible items). The program includes all metal, glass and plastic containers of the eligible beverages above ONLY. That means paper cartons and pouches are not included.
And there are size limits. Containers below 150 milliliters are not included. (That means liquor “nips” or miniatures are not included). Non-carbonated beverages larger than 2.5 liters are not included and carbonated beverage larger than 3 liters are not included. Larger containers are excluded to make automated redemption easier for the public and retailers.