The results of the most recent request-for-proposal process (RFP) launched in May 2022 will bring changes in service provider contracts as of April 1, 2023. Hebert Recycling of Miramichi has been awarded a five-year agreement for collection, transportation, processing and quality control, while Rayan Environmental Solutions of Moncton has been awarded a five-year contract for all glass management including collection and processing. Expect no immediate changes in the current sort lists for both alcohol and non-alcohol, but the collection schedule will now include all containers except refillable beer containers. Further information and details will be provided to redemption centres soon.
In order to better manage the increase in volumes for a single service provider (alcohol and non-alcohol), Redemption Centres that do not yet have a POS will be supplied with a barcode printer. This will make the process faster and smoother for centre operators and during collections of bulk bags. Patrick from the Encorp team will be reaching out with further information.