DÉPÔT 2016: NEW ADDRESS AND HOURS
2015 – temporary bottle depot – more than 700 000 refundables collected in 82 days
Special event: Collection of non-refundables containers – 22 August, 2015
45 000 non-refundables containers collected in 6 hours!
Watch the video of our temporary depot site summer 2014:
The main objective of the Coop Les Valoristes is to create a site dedicated to serving the montreal valoristes like the existing bottle depot of United We Can in Vancouver. Our aim is to provide a place where valoristes can return their refundables without discrimination, where they would receive a “fair price” of the collected containers, without limits on the type, amount or quality ( ex: dirty or crushed) of returned containers. This project will be done in three stages and we are at the stage of the permanent depot site!
After our one-day depot experiences and our 11 weeks temporary depot project , our main objective is to open a permanent depot where we will be able to refund beverage containers all year around.
The Coop Les Valoristes is inspired by the business model of United We Can (social enterprise) of Vancouver and success of Bottles Depots in Canada!
Permanent bottle depot…..
Temporary bottle depot – summer 2014 – after the success of the first stage – one day depot – that proved the usefulness of this service, the Coop opened a 11 weeks site making a similar experience on a larger scale in order to test the viability of a permanent depot site.
Two one-day bottle depot
1) September 21, 2013: 230 valoristes participated; 24,500 beverage containers ( refundable and non-refundable) collected in 5 hours
2) November 24, 2012: 54 valoristes participated, more than 7000 containers within 2 hours