When you buy a non-alcoholic (ready-to-drink) beverage, of any size, whether it's at a corner store or a supermarket, you pay a 10 ¢ deposit.
(Powdered or frozen juices, cocktail mixers, and fruit syrups are not considered ready-to-drink beverages, and therefore, do not have a deposit.)
When purchasing products at a N.B. Liquor store or outlet, you'll pay a 10 ¢ deposit on small containers (500ml and under) and 20 ¢ deposit on large containers (over 500ml). The exception is refillable beer bottles, where the deposit is $1.20 per dozen.
There are 2 reasons why you are paying the deposit:
- so you will bring the empty container back,
- and to help pay the recycling costs.