Updated July 11, 2018

New Pilot Project Re-Express in Full Swing! Re-Centre and Re-Express Are Separate Initiatives

Our newest beverage container recycling pilot project, Re-Express is now in full swing!

Thanks to all the Re-Centre members who helped spread the word and came out to our World Environment Day Celebration and Re-Express Grand Opening Event this past June! We are concentrating our efforts on recruiting participants for Re-Express over the summer months, so don’t hesitate to refer friends and colleagues. They can sign up online at www.re-express.ca.

While there are many similarities between the two projects, Re-Centre and Re-Express are separate initiatives and each has their own set of participants. Re-Centre members must thus keep using Re-Centre bags and dropping off their containers at the Re-Centre depots at their two current locations (557 Mountain Road and 323 Collishaw Street). Re-Centre cards will not work to unlock the doors at the new Re-Express depot located in the Sobeys Vaughan Harvey store parking lot (55, Vaughan Harvey Boulevard). Likewise, Re-Express participants must use Re-Express bags and drop off their containers at the Re-Express depot. Re-Express cards will not work at the Re-Centre depots.

However, both Re-Centre and Re-Express participants can use our new Re-Station located in the Sobeys Vaughan Harvey store. The Re-Station gives you the option to obtain cash from your account.  Find out more here.

Scan Your Bags!

Since the fall of 2017, we have been recommending that all Re-Centre members scan their Re-Centre bags to ensure better tracking of the bags in our computer system.

If you have not been doing so, we encourage you to try it out during your next visit to a Re-Centre depot.

Simply scan your bags, one at a time, as you lift them and pass them through the door to drop them inside the depot.

See our instructional video.

Festival Inspire

Encorp Atlantic - the team behind Re-Centre – is proud to be a green sponsor and recycling partner of Festival Inspire (July 9-14, 2018). Look for our beverage container recycling bins at the events and make sure to drop your empty bottles and cans in them. By doing so, you will be keeping the event sites clean and beautiful and donating the money from the refund for your deposit-bearing containers to Festival Inspire who will recycle them with our help.

 

Updated June 12, 2018

New payment options: Interac e-Transfer and in-store cash out (Re-Station)

We are pleased to inform Re-Centre members that two new payment options are now available for withdrawing money from their Re-Centre account: Interac e-Transfer and in-store cash out!

The Interac e-Transfer button can be found under the payment options in your Re-Centre account. This option allows you to securely transfer money from your Re-Centre account to a personal bank account. Please note that you need a minimum balance of $10.00 in your account to access this option. Our other electronic transfer option, PayPal, will also now require a minimum balance of $10.00.

For those who prefer to receive cash-in-hand, you can use our new Re-Station inside Sobeys Vaughan Harvey (55 Vaughan Harvey Boulevard, Moncton), which is now operational. Simply scan your Re-Centre card and follow the instructions on the screen to withdraw funds from your account. A receipt will print – show it to one of the Sobeys Vaughan Harvey cashiers to receive your cash or to redeem the amount for the purchase of groceries. Best of all, there is no minimum balance required for this new Re-Station in-store cash out option. Please note that you will be asked to enter your Re-Centre card PIN when using the Re-Station. If you do not remember your PIN, you can reset it online once you are logged in to your Re-Centre account. It is one of the options in the menu on the right of your account interface. If you need help, please send us an email at info@re-centre.ca or call us at 1.506.389.7333 during regular business hours.

 

Updated June 4, 2018

World Environment Day Celebration and Re-Express Grand Opening Event

We are still recruiting in order to hit our target of 1,000 participants for our new pilot project Re-Express, so don’t hesitate to tell your friends and colleagues! Re-Centre members are also welcome to learn more about the project by attending our World Environment Day Celebration and Re-Express Grand Opening Event. There will be free cake and tree seedlings as well as prizes drawn among those who attend! Mark this date in your calendar and come celebrate this day with us!

Please note that due to the rain and cold forecasted for Tuesday, June 5, the World Environment Day Celebration/Official Grand Opening Event for Re-Express has been pushed back to Wednesday, June 6, 2018.

View the event details on Facebook.
View the event details on the Re-Express website. 

“Refer-a-Friend” contest winners

Congratulations to Leanne Gallant and Nicole Goguen – the winners of our “Refer-a-Friend to Re-Express” contest on Facebook. Re-Centre member Leanne referred her friend Nicole to sign up to our newest beverage container recycling pilot project, Re-Express. Both are the lucky winners of backyard compost bins!  A big thank you to all the Re-Centre members who tagged a friend on our Facebook contest post and helped us get the word out about Re-Express!

 

Updated April 23, 2018

Important notice: Re-Centre bags will now be sold to ensure the sustainability of the Re-Centre pilot project

Our team has for some time now been evaluating the long-term viability of the Re-Centre pilot project for our current members as well as ways to keep reducing its environmental impact.

Going forward, we will no longer be able to offer our Re-Centre bags free of charge to members. We wish to advise all Re-Centre members that Re-Centre bags are now available for purchase at the following locations:

Canadian Tire Gas+ Station
650 Mountain Road, Moncton

Sobeys Vaughan Harvey
55 Vaughan Harvey Boulevard, Moncton

Valley Redemption Centre
323 Collishaw Street, Moncton

Read more.

 

Updated April 18, 2018

New pilot project: Re-Express!

The team behind Re-Centre, Encorp Atlantic, is launching a new beverage container recycling pilot project, Re-Express, this weekend to celebrate Earth Day 2018! Join us to learn more.  Read the news release.

New payment options: Interac e-Transfer and in-store cash out

Re-Centre members, as well as Re-Express members (new pilot project), will soon have two new payment options for withdrawing funds from their Re-Centre account: Interac e-Transfer and in-store cash out!

The Interac e-Transfer button will be activated in your Re-Centre account later this spring.  We will inform all members once the arrangements are finalized. You will thus have two options for transferring money electronically to your bank account: Interac e-Transfer and PayPal (PayPal also allows you to transfer your Re-Centre money to a credit card or to keep the funds as PayPal credits).

For those who prefer to receive cash-in-hand, we are pleased to inform that both our Re-Centre and Re-Express members will be able to use our new Re-Station inside the Sobeys Vaughan Harvey store (55 Vaughan Harvey Boulevard, Moncton). Simply scan your Re-Centre card and follow the instructions on the screen to withdraw funds from your account. A receipt will print – show it to one of the Sobeys Vaughan Harvey cashiers to receive your cash or to redeem the amount for the purchase of groceries. The Re-Station is scheduled to be operational by June 2018 along with all the other components of the Re-Express pilot project, so stay tuned for more details!

Members will, of course, also continue to have the options of requesting a cheque or donating funds to a charity.

 

Updated April 13, 2018

Registration closed.

All available spots for participants in the Re-Centre pilot project are currently filled.

 

Updated November 21, 2017

Registration now open for a limited number of new members

Now that Phase 2 of the Re-Centre pilot project is well underway, we are able to open up the Re-Centre recycling experience to new members! However, since Re-Centre is still a pilot project, the number of available spots will be limited to facilitate research and data collection during Phase 2, which is set to run until March 31, 2019. The sign-up form is now available on the Re-Centre website. Share with your friends and colleagues!

Direct deposit will no longer be offered

Direct deposit will cease to be offered in 2018. Collecting banking information for a higher volume of recyclers as the project expands entails too many administrative considerations. As stated in our Final Report on Pilot Projects, direct deposit is not recommended as an option going forward. We will no longer be collecting banking information from members.

If you have used direct deposit in the past, you can continue to use the direct deposit option until further notice.

The direct deposit button has been removed from all Re-Centre accounts which have not activated this option. It is also not available to new members who sign up to the Re-Centre pilot project.

PayPal, cheque and donation will remain as options to access the money in your Re-Centre online account. Our team is also currently investigating other cash out options for members which could be added in 2018.

If you are a fan of direct deposit, rest assured that you can at any time easily transfer money from your Re-Centre account to your bank account via PayPal. Request a PayPal transfer of your Re-Centre balance and then transfer these funds in PayPal to your bank account. Just make sure to link your bank account to your PayPal account before proceeding. Information on linking a bank account to PayPal is available here.

 

Updated October 21, 2017

New location now open!

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The Re-Centre depot which used to be located on Killam Drive has been moved to 323 Collishaw Street in Moncton. This is one of Valley Redemption Centre‘s sites. The Re-Centre depot is located on the premises. You can keep recycling your empty beverage containers at this Re-Centre depot and access your money via your Re-Centre online account, same as before the move.

The Re-Centre depot on Mountain Road is remaining at its current location (557 Mountain Road, Moncton) and  will continue to accept used beverage containers, cardboard, and e-waste.

Both Re-Centre depots are keeping the same hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The reason we moved one of our Re-Centre depots is because the Re-Centre pilot project has entered Phase 2. We are collaborating with Valley Redemption Centre in order to see how well the Re-Centre model performs in a real-time redemption centre environment, collect missing data and fine-tune some of its components.

Valley Redemption Centre is responsible for daily operations of the two Re-Centre depots. This means overseeing that the depots run smoothly, by collecting, transporting, sorting and counting the containers that are dropped off, inputting data into our system and taking care of maintaining both sites and all equipment.

Our team here at Encorp Atlantic - which initiated the Re-Centre pilot project – will keep managing communications, member services, and all Re-Centre online accounts.

In fact, Phase 2 of the pilot project will allow us to open up the Re-Centre recycling experience to new members! However, since Re-Centre is still a pilot project, the number of available spots will be limited to facilitate research and data collection. The registration form for new members will be available in the coming weeks. We will inform our members once this happens.

Where to get Re-Centre bags

From now on, you can obtain Re-Centre bags at the following locations:

Canadian Tire Gas+ Station
650 Mountain Road, Moncton

Valley Redemption Centre
323 Collishaw Street, Moncton

Which containers are accepted

Going forward, all members are asked to put only New Brunswick deposit-bearing beverage containers in their Re-Centre bags. Deposit-bearing means that you paid a deposit fee upon purchase on top of the price of the item.

Please note that powdered and frozen juices, milk, milk products and milk substitutes are not deposit-bearing. These containers are not part of the New Brunswick Beverage Containers Program.

Containers that are not deposit-bearing 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 bag.

More information on what can be recycled at the Re-Centre depots is available on our website.

Re-Centre bags processing time

Based on responses to our member survey and focus group held during Phase 1 of the Re-Centre pilot project, the processing time for Re-Centre bags has been increased to 3 business days. Your Re-Centre online account should thus be updated after 3 business days following a visit to a Re-Centre depot.

 

Updated October 12, 2017

Re-Centre on Killam Drive moving to new location (will be closed from October 16th to 20th). New location (323 Collishaw Street) set to open October 21st.

The Re-Centre pilot project is now entering Phase 2. We are collaborating with a local redemption centre to see how well the Re-Centre model performs in a real-time redemption centre environment, collect missing data and fine-tune some of its components.

The Re-Centre depot currently located on Killam Drive will soon be moved to 323 Collishaw Street in Moncton. This is one of Valley Redemption Centre‘s sites. The Re-Centre depot will be located on the premises. You will continue to be able to get your refund for empty beverage containers you recycle via your Re-Centre online account by dropping them off in a Re-Centre bag at the Re-Centre depot in the parking lot.

The Re-Centre depot on Mountain Road will remain at its current location (557 Mountain Road, Moncton) and continue to accept used beverage containers, cardboard, and e-waste.

All Re-Centre members can keep using the Re-Centre depots. Both depots will keep the same hours of operation: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Re-Centre bags will no longer be available at Ayer Convenience Store. You will be able to stock up on Re-Centre bags at Canadian Tire Gas+ Station located at 650 Mountain Road in Moncton as well as the Valley Redemption Centre located at 323 Collishaw Street in Moncton.

We ask for your patience and co-operation while we move the depot on Killam Drive to its new location at 323 Collishaw Street. From October 16 to October 20, 2017, the only Re-Centre depot that will be open is the one at 557 Mountain Road. The Re-Centre depot located on the premises of Valley Redemption Centre at 323 Collishaw Street is set to open on October 21; however, there could be additional delays. We will inform all members once it is officially open.

Re-Centre accounts and member services

The location change will not affect the services that Re-Centre has been offering.

Valley Redemption Centre is now responsible for daily operations of the two Re-Centre depots. This means overseeing that the two depots run smoothly, by collecting, transporting, sorting and counting the containers that are dropped off, inputting data into our system and taking care of maintaining both sites and all equipment.

Our team here at Encorp Atlantic - which initiated the Re-Centre pilot project – will keep managing communications, member services, and all Re-Centre online accounts.

You will continue to see your container counts and be able to access your money via your online account. Numerous cash out options will continue to be offered.

Based on the feedback received and results from Phase 1, a few changes are needed to improve the Re-Centre model for Phase 2. These changes will be communicated to members soon. Stay tuned!

 

Updated June 12, 2017

Re-Centre service to continue

The Re-Centre pilot project was set to wrap up in June 2017, which would have marked the end of the three-year (36 months) trial period approved by the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government.

However, the Re-Centre service will continue to be offered.

We are now entering a new research phase which will allow us to test a few additional concepts that are needed to help us fine-tune how we can best transfer technology and lessons learned from our Re-Centre (Moncton) and Express Bag (Fredericton) pilot projects to redemption centres throughout the province. This test phase will see collaborative projects with existing local redemption centre operators and retailers, allowing for testing in real-time environments.

We are also looking into the possibility of testing a new beverage container recycling depot in the near future that would accept fixed-count ($2) bags and improve on the previous design. Plus, we would like to establish a retail-recycler partnership.

Our team will keep managing communications and all Re-Centre online accounts. Re-Centre members will continue to see their container counts and be able to access their refund via their online account. Please note that there is no need to cash out your balance – numerous cash out options will continue to be offered.

Plus, even better news!  Thanks to these changes, we will soon be able to open up the Re-Centre service to new members!

We held a public information session on June 5, 2017 (World Environment Day) at the Moncton Lions Community Centre to present our 3-year report on the Re-Centre pilot project and share a few of the innovative beverage container recycling concepts that we are looking at testing in the near future.  If you missed this information session, you can read our report here.

We will keep informing all Re-Centre members of changes to come as details are finalized. All our latest news will be shared via email as well as on our website and our Facebook page.

Stay tuned and keep recycling over the summer months!