Containers must be sorted according to type and counted but may be deformed.
SORPA employees are under obligation to make spot checks on a regular basis when receiving deposit beverage containers and count those brought in. Customers are requested to show understanding and patience in such circumstances.
Maximum of 1000 units in each delivery. Payments are made to debit cards only.
- Aluminium can
- Beer bottle
- Beer can
- Beverage containers
- Glass bottles
- Juice bottle
- Soda bottle
- Soda can
- Wine bottle
What happens to the material?
Endurvinnslan hf. accepts deposit beverage containers delivered to SORPA and bales aluminium cans and plastic packaging in presses. The packaging is then transported overseas for recycling. Recycled aluminium cans are used to manufacture e.g. new aluminium cans; and old plastic bottles are used to manufacture polyester wool – material that can be used in the clothing industry, carpet manufacture and more. Fleece clothes are the best-known product.
Glass bottles are crushed and are used as foundation material in landscaping at the landfill site of SORPA at Álfsnes.