Get up to £2.50 for your empties at Lidl

Lidl supermarket has launched its deposit return scheme trial ahead of the Scottish Government’s nationwide roll out next year.

The supermarket has unveiled money-back recycling stations at four stores including Glasgow Yoker, Hamilton, Edinburgh and Dundee.

In a bid to encourage more Scots to recycle, the eco-friendly trial by Lidl will see many shoppers use reverse vending machines for the first time.

As part of this testing phase, Lidl will gather key insights ahead of installing the innovative recycling facilities across all of its 105 Scotland stores by July 2022.

Ross Millar, Lidl’s Regional Director for Scotland, said: “This is a huge milestone for Lidl, and one we have been working towards for several years.

"We’ve made a significant investment to install large scale, contactless, user-friendly and future-proofed machines for our valued customers.

“This initiative reinforces our commitment to sustainability, enables our shoppers to redeem money to spend in-store and supports the Scottish Government in reaching its waste reduction targets.”

Undamaged empty bottles and cans originally purchased in Lidl can be returned. Included are undamaged soda bottles and cans, water bottles, wine bottles, beer bottles and all aluminium cans, each worth 10p, with a maximum voucher value of £2.50, redeemable to spend back in the store.

Lidl worked closely with the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland.