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.

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


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 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.) should not be placed in your Re-Centre bags.  These containers 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, it is best to keep empty beer bottles in their original cardboard cases and to place these cases inside your Re-Centre bags.


Cardboard and E-Waste

Thanks to a new addition in April 2016 to the Re-Centre pilot project, it’s now very easy to recycle cardboard boxes and packaging as well as end-of-life electronics that you want to get rid off. Bring them to the Re-Centre depot at 557 Mountain Road and drop them off in the appropriate recycling container - the doors will unlock and open when you scan your Re-Centre card. There is no need to put these items in bags or any other type of container. Just drop off the items as they are.

Please note that unlike deposit-bearing beverage containers, you will not be compensated for disposing of these items. The new recycling units for cardboard and e-waste are simply an added service that we are proud to offer to Re-Centre members to help them reduce their environmental footprint by being able to quickly and conveniently recycle cumbersome items in their households.

All types of cardboard are accepted.

For e-waste, have a look at the handy list below to see if it can be recycled. Please note that it is your responsibility to remove your personal data and information from all electronic devices before you drop them off at the Re-Centre depot on Mountain Road. Encorp Atlantic Inc., Re-Centre and Valley Redemption Centre Inc. (partner for Phase 2 of the Re-Centre pilot project) will not be held accountable for any personal data leaks and privacy violations regarding personal data and information left on used electronic devices.

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