They’ll be launching on February 1st.
ALDI has installed reverse vending machines at all 161 stores nationwide as part of a €15m investment in environmental sustainability.
When the scheme goes live, customers who buy a drink in a plastic drinks bottle or aluminium can that features the Re-turn logo will pay a nominal deposit in addition to the retail price of the drink.
On returning their empty, undamaged, and clean bottles/cans to any reverse vending machine, they will get their full deposit back in the form of a voucher, which can then be redeemed either for cash or against the value of their shopping in-store.
The deposit fee is 15c for the containers from 150ml to 500ml inclusive and 25c for the containers over 500ml to three litres inclusive.
Deposit Return Scheme comes to ALDI!
From February 1, 2024, all 161 ALDI stores nationwide will be participating in the Government’s Deposit Return Scheme.
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ALDI expects to facilitate the recycling of approximately 240 million empty bottles and cans per year through its DRS machines.
“I would encourage people to embrace this initiative from the get-go and to remind customers that ALDI will accept empty drinks items, either plastic bottles or aluminium cans, from any retailer once they have the Re-turn logo on the product in question.” said Colin Breslin, Managing Director of Buying & Services ALDI Ireland.
There is no limit on how many vouchers you can collect or use at any time and there is also no expiry date on the voucher but glass products cannot be returned.