If you're like us, you might have a mound of empty booze bottles and cans clogging up space in your home right now. Well, it's finally time to clear out those boxes! The Beer Store has announced that it will finally be accepting returns of empty cans and bottles again starting from this Monday, April 27. Around half of its storefronts will restart the exchange policy.

Back in mid-March, around the time that Ontario declared a state of emergency, the Beer Store temporarily scrapped its returns policy on health grounds.

But, on Friday, April 24, it announced on its website that over 200 locations, around 50% of its total storefronts, will now be accepting empties again as of Monday.

The store's website details which locations across the province are accepting empties again, so you can check out where your nearest one is.

The GTA venues in question include numerous stores in downtown Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and Markham.

Some of these are only accepting returns on certain days, so make sure you do your research before turning up with your empties.

So, it's finally time to reopen up some space in your home by clearing out that corner that's been amassing empties for weeks now!

The store had previously started accepting returns at a more limited selection of locations at the start of April, per City News.

Now, customers are finally spoiled for choice again.

On The Beer Store site, the store also outlines its suggestions for safe returns in the time of a pandemic.

It recommends rinsing and organizing containers at home to minimize the time spent in stores. It also stresses the importance of practicing proper social distancing while lining up.

A week after Ontario announced its state of emergency, it was confirmed that The Beer Store, along with the LCBO, would be staying open as "essential" stores.

Both did, however, slash their opening hours as a response to the crisis.

Some locations' normal opening times have since been restored. A full list of stores and hours can be found on The Beer Store's website.

Meanwhile, on Friday, Ontario confirmed that it finally has more recoveries from COVID-19 than its current active cases.

7,087 people in the province have recovered, which represents 52.4% of all total cases. 

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