Material Sorts & Bulking Instructions

Sorting Beverage Containers

All non-refillable deposit-bearing beverage containers must be sorted for Encorp according to our official Sort List (in effect as of April 1, 2023). Redemption centres are provided large Sort List posters from Encorp to hang in their centres for quick/easy staff reference. Our Sort List can also be downloaded and printed anytime by clicking on the image below.

Note that we encourage redemption centres to be particularly vigilant in correctly identifying containers that belong in sort 6, particularly HDPE-pigmented containers. Sometimes PET and HDPE translucent containers are mistaken for this type of plastic. A handy visual aid regarding sort 6 is available below.


Encorp Sort List

Sort 6 Visual Aid

Bulking Beverage Containers

Non-glass beverage containers (sorts 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 15/16, 23/24, 25/26) must be bulked and prepared for pickup using Encorp bulk bags. The bulk bags are supplied to redemption centres by Hebert’s Recycling.

Glass beverage containers (sorts 2, 4, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22) must be bulked and prepared for pickup using plastic tubs. The tubs are supplied to redemption centres by Rayan.

Illustrated Guide - Sorting & Bulking Non-Glass Beverage Containers

Illustrated Guide - Sorting & Bulking Glass Beverage Containers

Illustated Guide - How to Close Bulk Bags

Note that while bulk bags must be always be securely closed before pickup/shipment, plastic tubs filled with bulk glass beverage containers can remain open. Redemption centres should be careful however not to overfill the tubs in order to prevent losing glass containers during transportation. 

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