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UPDATE: RVMs made in Germany

The takeover of Diebold Nixdorf's reverse vending machine division has now been sealed with effect from 31 January 2022. This includes the business areas Diebold Nixdorf Technology and Diebold Nixdorf Retail Services, which will from now on operate under the names RE DEPOSIT Solutions GmbH and RE DEPOSIT Services GmbH. The companies' head office is located in Ilmenau, Germany. With its management, development, production and services departments, it serves international clients with various take-back systems for single-use and also reusable packaging.

Public focus on beverage packaging

Public opinion about the state of the environment has soared to record levels. Across Europe, the growth of the Green parties has risen by over 40%. In some European countries a state of “climate emergency” has been declared. Now is the time for action.

Plastics are also the focus of public attention. Overall, the target for the collection rate of plastic bottles in the European Union will soon be 90%. This requires a change in behaviour. How can this be achieved? Deposit­-return systems (DRS) motivate people to do the right thing, as soon as other financial incentives for packaging waste collection begin to plateau. Established schemes have delivered up to 96% return rate for plastic bottles, where consumers pay a deposit which is refunded when the packaging is returned properly.

EU citizens consume >70 billion PET drinks bottles a year. Around 20% of the bottles are in scope of deposit-­return schemes. RE DEPOSIT manages >60% of these bottles’ data for deposit clearing and physically handles >25% of the bottles.

About us

RE DEPOSIT is a service of REMONDIS, a family-run business, that has become one of the world’s leading recycling, service and water companies. More than 30 million people and many thousands of companies already benefit from our services in over 30 countries across 4 continents. Since 2002, we have been working with deposit­-return systems. RE DEPOSIT provides a full range of services and operations that are required in a deposit-­return scheme.

One stop shop for DRS services

Whether it is e.g. design, build and operation of counting centres or an individual data reporting service: Along the entire value chain of a deposit return scheme, RE DEPOSIT can provide customised, highly efficient solutions.

We offer comprehensive and efficient deposit­-return solutions

Counting centres

We run counting centres with high­-speed counting machines, processing PET bottles, aluminium cans, steel cans. We do also handle DRS glass bottles. All counting centres are operated with own staff. RE DEPOSIT is a service of REMONDIS, an independent business which does not benefit from deposit refunds.


RE DEPOSIT counting centres are equipped with bespoke high­-speed counting machines delivering the highest level of availability and service.


One part of RE DEPOSIT is the efficient collection of intact or devalued drinks containers from e.g. retailers’ distribution centres or collection points. In cooperation with our sister company Rhenus Logistics, one of Europe’s largest logistics providers, we offer a full service.

RVM service

A reverse vending machine (RVM) is an automated bin for the return of beverage containers. We deliver the most recent database to RVMs which validate those containers eligible for refund. We ensure safe output­-data handling and processing according to the scheme’s requirements.

Data centre

An integral part of RE DEPOSIT is the secure data storage, backup and recovery, data management and networking. We operate our own data centre on bank security level, located in Germany. More than 55 terabyte highly available storage capacity are installed, in mirrored systems, located in completely separated fire zones.

Deposit clearing

A clearing service provider has the accountability for DRS data worth millions/ billions of Euros. It requires secure processes and data storage. Whether it is a centralised clearing house or a decentralised system setup – RE DEPOSIT stands for efficient and reliable processes, transparency and security. Our existing clearing systems are proven and tested.


Our services are reliable, competitive and transparent for our clients. Equipped with individual user access rights to our online application, our clients and their customers can monitor and check what we do for them.

Material reprocessing

Deposit­-return systems can produce highly pure material streams. We design, build and operate reprocessing facilities for these materials, and help to create a local circular economy. REMONDIS has extensive expertise in PET, HDPE and glass recycling. As a European leader in metal recycling, our sister company TSR is our expert for the treatment of large volumes of aluminium and steel.

RE DEPOSIT // A Service of the REMONDIS Group