No used beverage container should end up as litter…
You can save it from this dire fate.
The world is sending us a wake-up call.
The climate crisis and the recent COVID-19 pandemic are making many rethink our way of life and how we have been treating the environment.
We can all do our part in writing the next chapter.
Getting back to and practising the three “R’s” – reduce, reuse and recycle – are of utmost importance.
At Encorp, we are all about recycling used beverage containers. In fact, on behalf of hundreds of beverage product distributors in New Brunswick, we collect, process, and recycle over 350 million post-consumer beverage containers annually, ensuring that plastics, glass, aluminum, cartons and other materials needed for packaging your favourite beverages do not end up polluting landfills, roadways, waterways, and our province’s beautiful outdoor spaces.
But we can’t do this without your help!
We need every New Brunswicker to step up and make sure no used beverage container ends up as litter.
Recycling Heroes – Community Cleanup Grants
Returning for 2023!
Encorp’s Recycling Heroes Community Cleanup Grants Program inspires environmental leadership at the grassroots level by supporting litter cleanup events that beautify beaches, parks, playgrounds, trails, etc.
Grants of $500 – which should help cover costs for cleanup event supplies and logistics – are available every year as of the spring for teachers, students, workplaces, not-for-profit organizations, community groups and municipal/town citizen-led committees.
Applications open in April each year to cover cleanups taking place during the spring-summer-fall season.
Participate in our Campaign!
Being a Recycling Hero is something to celebrate. Your actions will inspire others!
Be part of the movement and tell us why recycling your used beverage containers is important by using the #RecyclingHero hashtag on social media.
Did You Know?
As the organization responsible for recycling deposit-bearing beverage containers received by redemption centres in New Brunswick, Encorp is proud to be a leader in recycling and industry stewardship.
In fact, thanks to your participation, billions of containers have been recycled in New Brunswick since the start of the province’s deposit refund/return system for beverage containers – the Beverage Containers Program – in 1992!
However, we’ve all seen at some point beverage containers carelessly left as litter on the side of the road, on sidewalks, beaches, trails, in parks, and in other outdoor spaces. We cannot recycle containers that aren’t returned for recycling.
Being a Recycling Hero means having a zero-tolerance policy for littering, speaking up when you see someone littering, and making sure to always recycle your empty beverage containers.
New Releases and Media Coverage
- April 20, 2023: Encorp Campaign Promoting Recycling to Reduce Litter in New Brunswick’s Outdoor Spaces Back Again for 4th Year
- June 4, 2020: No Used Beverage Container Should End Up as Litter – New Campaign Aims to Make New Brunswickers Think Twice Before Littering, Always Choose Recycling Instead
- June 25, 2020: Recycling Heroes Inspire Murals – Encorp Atlantic and Festival Inspire Come Together to Create Murals with an Environmental Focus Across the Province
- September 21, 2020: Recycling Heroes Regional Murals – Artists Create Murals with an Environmental Message Around the Province of New Brunswick
- April 21, 2021: Be a Recycling Hero!” Provincial Campaign Aims to Reduce Litter in Outdoor Public Places – Grants Available for Schools, Workplaces, Not-for-Profit Organizations and Citizen Groups to Organize Community Cleanups
- June 1, 2021: Environmental Themed Murals and Bottle Drives to Promote Community Participation in Recycling at this Year’s Festival Inspire