Give the containers a quick rinse, especially milk containers.
Leave tabs and labels on.
Flatten milk containers and jugs but do not crush other containers like cans and plastic
Confirm hours of operation at your local depot. Saturday is usually the busiest day.
You can pre-sort and count containers. Depots will gladly do it for you… but if you
separate containers by size (0-1L and over 1L) and type (i.e. glass, metal, plastic,
juice boxes) before you head to the depot, it will mean a faster return.