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Beverage Container Recycling in New Brunswick

Beverage Containers Program
Established in 1992 in response to the Beverage Containers Act. It aims to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills and keeping litter off roadways by encouraging the public to return empty beverage containers for recycling in a network of local Redemption Centres. It is regulated by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG).
Beverage Containers Act
The New Brunswick’s Beverage Containers Act establishes requirements for Distributors and Redemption Centres regarding the distribution, collection and refilling or recycling of beverage containers.
Encorp Atlantic
Represents non-alcholic beverage products distributors and is responsible for processing and recycling all non-alcoholic deposit-bearing beverage containers received by redemption centres in the province.
Alcool NB
Alcool NB Liquor is a Provincial Crown Corporation responsible for the purchase, importation, distribution, and retail activity for all alcoholic beverages in New Brunswick. It is thus also responsible for processing and recycling/reusing all alcoholic beverage containers received by Redemption Centres in the province.

Recycling and Waste Management in New Brunswick 

New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government – Ensures effective enforcement of, and compliance with, environmental legislation and regulations, such as the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program.
Recycle NB
Facilitates the recycling of tires, paint, oil and glycol, and electronics.

For information on recycling containers which are excluded from the NB Beverage Containers Program, as well as other recyclable materials, contact your regional service commission: 

Northwest Regional Service Commission
Restigouche Regional Service Commission
Chaleur Regional Service Commission
Acadian Peninsula Regional Service Commission
Greater Miramichi Regional Service Commission
Kent Regional Service Commission
Southeast Regional Service Commission
Regional Service Commission 8
Fundy Regional Service Commission
Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission
Regional Service Commission 11
Western Valley Regional Service Commission

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