Bottle Bill Resource Guide

Law Summary
Chapter 8.04 Section 51: Public and Environmental Health Ordinance. "Clean-up Fund and environmental levy."
Date Implemented  N/A
Containers Covered
  • Glass
  • Aluminum
  • Plastic
Refundable Deposit
  • Containers 16 oz. : 8¢/5¢* USD
  • Containers >16 oz. : 13¢/10¢* USD

* The program operates on a partial refund system, where only 5¢ USD or 10¢ USD is returned to the consumer at time of redemption.

Recovery System

Return to Depot

Program Success N/A



Section 51 of the Public and Environmental Health Ordinance of the Turks and Caicos Islands allows for the imposition of an environmental levy to fund a "Clean-Up Fund," an allocation for operating waste management facilities and efforts on the Islands. In April 2010, the Governor's Advisory Council unanimously approved the proposal, and by spring of 2011, the government began bids for redemption center operators. [1] [2] Though the program was expected to start later that year, as of 2021, there is no program in place to administer the program by the Turks aand Caicos Islands Government.

Under the planned system, beverage containers made of glass, plastic, or aluminum may be returned for a partial deposit.The non-refundable portion is used to operate redemption centers and administrate the system, which is run by the Environmental Health Department. Two sites for potential redemption centers were named, and the centers themselves as well as the equipment would have been purchased from Nexcollect USA. [3]


[1] "Bottle deposits coming soon." FP Turks and Caicos. April 14, 2011 (Article reposted)

[2] "New tax coming on recyclable containers." Trinidad and Tobego Guardian. April 6, 2011.

[3] "PUBLIC NOTICE: Tender for Procurement, Installation & Operation of a Redemption Center." Turks and Caicos Environmental Health Department. 2011.


Last Updated on May 24, 2023.