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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 3. Alcoholic Beverage and Cannabis Control
Agency 5. Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority
Chapter 30. Tied-House

3VAC5-30-40. Deposits on containers required; records; redemption of deposits; exceptions.

A. Wholesalers shall collect in cash, at or prior to the time of delivery of any beer sold to a retail licensee, the following minimum deposit charges on containers:

Bottles having a capacity of not more than 12 oz


Bottles having a capacity of more than 12 oz. but not more than 32 oz


Cardboard, fibre or composition cases other than for 1 1/8 -or 2 1/4-gallon kegs


Cardboard, fibre or composition cases for 1 1/8- or 2 1/4-gallon kegs


Kegs, 1 1/8-gallon


Kegs, 2 1/4-gallon


Kegs, 1/4-barrel


Kegs, 1/2-barrel


Keg covers, 1/4-barrel


Keg covers, 1/2-barrel


Tapping equipment for use by consumers


Cooling tubs for use by consumers


Cold plates for use by consumers


B. The sales ticket or invoice shall reflect the deposit charge and shall be preserved as a part of the licensee's records.

C. Deposits shall be refunded upon the return of containers in good condition.

D. Deposits shall not be required on containers sold as nonreturnable items.

Statutory Authority

§§ 4.1-103 and 4.1-111 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR125-01-3 § 4, eff. December 12, 1985; amended, Virginia Register Volume 3, Issue 1, eff. November 12, 1986; Volume 4, Issue 6, January 21, 1988; Volume 5, Issue 2, eff. November 24, 1988; Volume 6, Issue 2, eff. November 23, 1989; Volume 7, Issue 4, eff. December 19, 1990; Volume 8, Issue 6, eff. January 15, 1992; Volume 9, Issue 6, eff. January 13, 1993; Volume 10, Issue 11, eff. March 23, 1994.

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