Deposit-Bearing Beverage Containers

We accept, recycle and credit your Re-Centre online account for all New Brunswick deposit-bearing beverage containers. Deposit-bearing means that you paid a deposit fee upon purchase on top of the price of the item. Learn more by viewing the video below!


Accepted Containers (Deposit-Bearing)

All the following ready-to-drink beverage containers are deposit-bearing. If you purchased these beverage containers in New Brunswick, they can be returned to a Re-Centre depot (or any redemption centre in New Brunswick).

  • water
  • flavoured waters
  • fruit juices
  • vegetable juices
  • soft drinks
  • beer
  • wine
  • spirits
  • low alcohol drinks

Download and print the list of accepted containers (Includes information on deposit fees and refund) Source: Encorp Atlantic accepted-containers - engl

Non-Accepted Containers (Not Deposit-Bearing)

The following beverages are not considered ready-to-drink beverages. Therefore, they do not have a deposit. They should NOT be placed inside your Re-Centre bags nor returned to a Re-Centre depot.

  • Powdered or frozen juices (ex: Minute Maid, Cool Quenchers, Old South, etc.)
  • Concentrates (ex: lemon juice mix, Slush Puppy syrup, vanilla extract, etc.)
  • Fruit syrups

Also not part of the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program and not accepted at the Re-Centre depots:

  • Milk and milk products (ex: milk, chocolate milk, cereal cream, yogurt, eggnog, etc.)
  • Milk substitutes (ex: soya milk, almond breeze milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, silk milk, etc.)
  • Infant formula
  • Meal replacements, nutrition shakes and liquid dietary supplements (ex: Ensure, Boost, etc.)
  • Containers greater than 5 litres
  • Containers purchased outside New Brunswick

Other Containers

Only deposit-bearing beverage containers are accepted at the Re-Centre depots. All other types of containers (non-deposit bearing beverage containers, food, household cleaning products, etc.) are recycled as part of Southeast Eco360′s recyclables and waste management program. Check Southeast Eco360′s website to see which container goes in which garbage bag.

To Sort or Not to Sort?

Please note that you don’t need to sort your empty beverage containers. Different types of beverage containers can be mixed in your Re-Centre bags. However, since refillable glass beer bottles are sent back to local breweries, we encourage you to keep empty beer bottles in their original cardboard cases and to place these cases inside your Re-Centre bags. Placebeercaseinbag


Cardboard and E-Waste

Re-Centre no longer accepts cardboard and end of life electronics. We thank all Re-Centre members for their co-operation and understanding. Please see below for a complete listing of places where you can recycle electronics as well as cardboard boxes and packaging. Note that our local redemption centre partner for the Re-Centre pilot project, Valley Redemption Centre, accepts these items.

Recycling electronics

Valley Redemption Centre  Locations which accept electronic devices:

  • 323 Collishaw Street, Moncton (Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM – 1 PM)
  • 79 Toombs Street, Moncton (Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM Saturday: 8 AM – 1 PM)
  • 665 Babin Street, Dieppe (Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM – 1 PM)

You can also view the New Brunswick Recycle My Electronics website for more information on recycling your electronic devices as well as a complete listing of drop-off locations in the Greater Moncton region and across the province.

Recycling cardboard boxes and packaging

You can put small cardboard boxes and packaging in your transparent blue garbage bags for curbside pick-up. However, large pieces of cardboard and huge boxes may not be collected with your regular household waste. These can be dropped off at Southeast Eco360′s Solid Waste Facility free of charge. See Southeast Eco360′s website for more information. Large pieces of cardboard and boxes can also be dropped off at Valley Redemption Centre. Valley Redemption Centre  Locations which accept cardboard:

  • 323 Collishaw Street, Moncton (Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM Saturday: 8 AM – 1 PM)
  • 79 Toombs Street, Moncton (Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM Saturday: 8 AM – 1 PM)