Recent results from Encorp Atlantic’s Re-Centre research pilot project continue to reveal interesting and changing consumer patterns. For instance, participants are willing to let their accounts accumulate to over $60 before requesting payment. This completely changes the paradigm of the value of the current 5 cents return on a 10 cents deposit. Even the payment options used by participants have evolved throughout the research period. The majority of participants (60.5%) now use e-transfer as their preferred payment type. The Re-Station cash out at retail option (19.11%) offered since June 2018 (Sobeys Vaughan Harvey, Moncton) has also seen an upsurge in popularity. Weekends remain the most popular time for consumers to drop off their used beverage containers.
Re-Centre Dashboard – Fall 2019
- Changes to Beverage Containers Program Exclusion Policy – New Containers Now Deposit-Bearing. March 25, 2020
- COVID-19 Instructions from NB Department of Environment and Local Government: All Redemption Centres Must Close Until Further Notice March 23, 2020
- Update – March 23, 2020 – COVID-19 – Local Redemption Centres Temporarily Closed March 23, 2020
- Notice from Encorp: COVID-19 – Advance from Encorp & New Directives Concerning Pick Ups (G.M. Rioux) March 20, 2020
- Notice from Encorp: COVID-19 – Expect Delays & Notify G.M. Rioux of Reduced Hours & Closures March 19, 2020