Recycling With Re-Centre

When you sign up to start recycling with Re-Centre, you will receive a confirmation email with details on getting started. You will set up a username and password to access your Re-Centre online account. You will also create a PIN for your Re-Centre card. You will receive your Re-Centre card by mail. Once you receive your card, you are ready to start recycling!

Recycling with Re-Centre is very easy. Start by taking out a Re-Centre bag and having it handy wherever is most convenient for you to collect your empty beverage containers.

Enjoy your favourite beverages. Rinse your containers and make sure they are well emptied. Remove all caps, straws and other garbage. Place the containers in your Re-Centre bag.  (You can place the caps and straws in your regular blue garbage bags so that they end up being recycled as well.)

Once the Re-Centre bag is full, tie it up tight and bring it to the self-serve Re-Centre depot of your choice. You can fill up the bag all the way to the top. Just make sure to leave enough room to tie the bag (use the four tabs to make a good knot).  We do, however, recommend to leave the bag half-full if you are putting a lot of glass bottles in it.

At the Re-Centre depot, scan the bar code on your Re-Centre card. Enter the number of bags you have with you. Tags will print. Stick one to each bag. Scan your Re-Centre card to open the door. Put in your bags. To ensure better tracking of your bags in our computer system, we recommend that you scan your bags, one at a time, as you lift them and pass them through the door to drop them inside the depot.

Your work is over. Within 3 business days, your container count and refund balance will be updated in your Re-Centre online account at Watch your money accumulate online. You can transfer your money to your bank account or credit card via Interac e-Transfer or PayPal. You can request a cheque or choose to donate funds to your favourite charity.

You can also view your Re-Centre account balance and choose to withdraw cash from your account by visiting the Re-Station in our retail partner store, Sobeys Vaughan Harvey. The Re-Station will print a receipt, which you can show to a Sobeys cashier to receive your cash or to redeem the amount for the purchase of groceries.

You can choose to drop off one Re-Centre bag at a time, or wait until you accumulate a few bags full of empty beverage containers and then drop them off together. Re-Centre makes recycling fun and convenient on your own schedule.

Recycling Tips

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with our recycling tips to make sure you make the most out of your Re-Centre experience.