Bottle Bill Resource Guide

The Turks and Caicos Islands (a territory of the United Kingdom) adopted a deposit on beverage containers in the spring of 2011. At present, the system is still in development. We will continue to update this page as developments occur.

Law Summary
Date Implemented  
Containers Covered Glass, aluminum, plastic
Beverages Covered


Refundable Deposit

8¢ up to 16 ounces (5¢ refundable)
13¢ over 16 ounces (10¢ refundable)

Recovery System

Redemption Centers

Program Success




In Turks and Caicos, the deposit law was developed and implemented with little fanfare. In April of 2010, the Governor's Advisory Council unanimously approved the proposal, and by spring of 2011, the process of approving redemption centers was well underway.

The deposit in this system is partially refundable. The non-refundable portion is used to operate redemption centers and administrate the system, which is run by the Environmental Health Department.

Section 51 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands allows for the imposition of the levy.