Encorp Atlantic’s collection & transportation service provider, G.M. Rioux & Fils, collects all non-alcoholic deposit-bearing beverage containers from redemption centres throughout the province. It follows a regular pickup schedule.
If you need to schedule a pickup or replenish shipping supplies (bulk bags, pallets, tubs, tags, etc.), please contact one of the following, depending on the type of container:
- Non-alcoholic beverage containers (Encorp Atlantic) : G.M. Rioux – 506-473-1764
- Alcoholic beverage containers (NB Liquor): Rayan Investments Ltd – 506-858-1600
- Refillable beer bottles (local breweries): Department of Environment and Local Government to identify the local agent in your area.
Redemption centre operators are encouraged to take note of the following procedures.
- COVID-19 – Tips for Increasing Hygiene Protocols During and After Pandemic
(PDF format – March 17, 2020)
- Oil Spill Procedure
Counting/Sorting Containers and Storing/Shipping in Bulk Bags
- Changes to Beverage Containers Program Exclusion Policy – New Containers Now Deposit-Bearing
(Encorp Notice – March 16, 2020)
- Encorp Sort List – Bulk Bags
(PDF format – last updated October 2020)
- How to Properly Use Bulk Bags
(PDF format – March 4, 2020)
- How to Close Bulk Bags
(PDF format – March 4, 2020)
- Notice: Sort 6 Visual Aid
(PDF format – October 20, 2020)
- Notice: Sort Number 7 Eliminated: New, Easier Sorting
(PDF format – January 8, 2020)
- Notice: The New 2019 Bulk Bags
(PDF format – September 10, 2019)
Please click on the links provided to download and send us your incident report form.
Quality Control (QC)
Redemption centres are paid a handling fee to accurately sort and count deposit-bearing beverage containers. Inaccurate container counts can pose a financial burden on the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program.
Quality Control (QC) is thus a high priority for Encorp Atlantic. It should also be a priority for your redemption centre.
Encorp Atlantic uses a systematic sampling method to monitor the level of compliance and report on a regular basis to individual redemption centres with the necessary adjustments. More information can be found in the following document:
- Quality Control Measures
(PDF format – Updated February 2021)
Encorp’s Public Education Campaigns on Recycling
Be a Recycling Hero!
Launched on June 1, 2020, to celebrate Canadian Environment Week, and United Nations World Environment Day (June 5), ads on buses, transit shelters, electronic billboards, websites and social media invite New Brunswickers to Be a Recycling Hero by always choosing to recycle their empty beverage containers. The campaign will last well into the summer months and early fall.
- Learn more about the campaign
- Campaign webpage
- Download and print our campaign celebratory poster for redemption centres: 4 billion containers recycled since 1992