The Re-Centre pilot project was set to wrap up in June 2017, which would have marked the end of the three-year (36 months) trial period approved by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government.
However, the Re-Centre service will continue to be offered.
We are now entering a new research phase which will allow us to test a few additional concepts that are needed to help us fine-tune how we can best transfer technology and lessons learned from our Re-Centre (Moncton) and Express Bag (Fredericton) pilot projects to redemption centres throughout the province. This test phase will see collaborative projects with existing local redemption centre operators and retailers, allowing for testing in real-time environments.
We are also looking into the possibility of testing a new beverage container recycling depot in the near future that would accept fixed-count ($2) bags and improve on the previous design. Plus, we would like to establish a retail-recycler partnership.
Our team will keep managing communications and all Re-Centre online accounts. Re-Centre members will continue to see their container counts and be able to access their refund via their online account. Please note that there is no need to cash out your balance – numerous cash out options will continue to be offered.
Plus, even better news! Thanks to these changes, we will soon be able to open up the Re-Centre service to new members!
We held a public information session on June 5, 2017 (World Environment Day) at the Moncton Lions Community Centre to present our 3-year report on the Re-Centre pilot project and share a few of the innovative beverage container recycling concepts that we are looking at testing in the near future.
We will keep informing all Re-Centre members of changes to come as details are finalized. All our latest news will be shared via email as well as on our website, the Re-Centre.ca website and the Re-Centre Facebook page.