Deposit Beverage Containers
Aluminium cans, plastic and glass bottles shall be classified and counted according to type. A maximum of 1000 units are accepted each time at the recycle stations. It is paid at the ordinary recycle stations into a debet card (only). The recycle fee is now 15 ISK for each item. Endurvinnslan hf.at Knarrarvogur, accepts beverage containers in bulk and it is also possible to receive cash payment there. New aluminium cans are produced from recycled ones. From old PET bottles polyester wool is produced, a material that can be used in the clothing industry, and in carpet manufacturing. Fleece clothes are the best known from this product. Glass bottles are ground down and used as filling material in landfills in Iceland.