Raise money for your school by collecting and recycling deposit-bearing beverage containers
Encorp’s new school recycling program will supply your school and your students with all the tools and connections necessary to make recycling beverage containers easy and convenient. Once your school has signed up for the program, it will be given Recycling Hero beverage container collection bins and Recycling Hero storage bags, and will be given instructions on connecting to a participating redemption centre in your area to make beverage container returns quick and simple.
Schools will also be given a variety of other incentives and performance rewards for participating in this program. Note that changes to the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program coming on April 1, 2024, will increase the deposit refund on beverage containers to a full refund instead of a half-back refund that is currently in place. As a special bonus for the first 50 schools that join the program, Encorp will ensure schools get this full refund early, by matching all funds earned by schools from recycling beverage containers from September 1 to March 31, 2024. To do this, Encorp will tally the total amount of money your school has raised from the start of the school program until March 31, 2024, and then provide your school with a cheque matching that amount.
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now open!
Have a representative from your school submit an application to join Encorp’s Recycling Heroes in School Program today. Once you submit an application, you can expect to hear back from Encorp within 2 weeks.
Learn more about the program
For detailed information about the Recycling Heroes in School Program for the 2023-2024 school year, you can download the school recycling program overview here.
Share with your school
Are you a parent or a teacher hoping to have Encorp’s school recycling program implemented in your school? Feel free to download and share this flyer with your school to help explain the program to them and encourage them to reach out to Encorp with questions or an application!
Take advantage of this toolkit to help you and your school fundraise by recycling beverage containers!
Bottle Drive Toolkit
- Review this checklist to help stay organized for your bottle drive.
- Fill out this flyer template to print and advertise your upcoming bottle drive to your community.
- Fill out this social media template to post about your bottle drive and spread the word.
- Once you’ve collected everyone’s beverage containers, take a look at this guide to make sure the containers are in the right condition to be recycled at a redemption centre.
Bottle Donation Toolkit
Let your community members know that they can drop their own beverage containers off at a redemption centre and donate their deposit refunds to your school! Fill out this flyer template and/or this social media template to get the word out.
Recycling PSA Contest
Encorp invites schools participating in the Recycling Heroes in School Program to showcase their commitment to recycling in our recycling PSA contest! Open to all classes within enrolled schools, this competition offers a chance to win exciting prizes (detailed in our contest rules). Collaborate with your class to create a PSA highlighting how you all recycle your deposit-bearing beverage containers. Share your PSA on social media to educate and inspire New Brunswickers. This year’s challenge: focus on recycling carton beverage containers (such as juice boxes) to make a meaningful impact on our recycling efforts. Let’s work together to promote effective and sustainable practices in New Brunswick!
Download the contest rules for more information on participating in this contest.
Posters for Schools
These posters for schools encourage teachers and students to recycle and redeem their empty beverage containers.
We love seeing schools embrace recycling!
Tell us how you use our recycling bins in your school!