Our Operation Model
We offer various rotations for pickup services for our partnering businesses. This includes local businesses, such as restaurants, hotels, bar, private residences, condominiums and conference centres. Our clients have the option to schedule free weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly pickups. Generally, this depends on the storage and space available to house empties until pickup.
Pick-up is Monday to Friday between 8:30-4 pm. Each client who uses BottleWorks services enters into a contract that details pick-up arrangements. At return, each bottle is valued at 10 or 20 cents. As each bottle is a donation to the operation, companies are still provided a charitable tax receipt. Less empties? No problem! If a weekly pickup is not needed, our flexible pickup service offer an on-call pickup for when it is best for your business.
All refundable bottles, including alcohol containers over 100 mL, consisting of glass, plastic, aluminum, etc, are returned to the Ottawa Distribution Centre for Beer Store Depot located at 2750 Swansea Crescent Ottawa.
The revenue from bottle return goes directly back into the social enterprise, to cover employee wages and project expenses. We recommend bottles generally be stored in a secured pick-up location, usually residential basements or garages. From there, the BottleWorks team can transfer the bottles from bin and storage resources, to be separated and organized by bottle type.