Refundable Beverage Containers
Beverage Containers have several disposal options in CBRM. All beverage containers, except for milk products can be taken to a local enviro-depot for refund. These containers can also be placed curbside during your area's blue bag collection scheduled. Beverage containers must not be placed in the garbage for disposal.
Deposit-Refund Program for Beverage Containers
The Deposit-Refund Program in Nova Scotia has been in effect since 1996. The program includes all ready-to-serve beverage containers except for:
- Milk or milk products
- Soy and rice drinks
- Certain meal replacements
- Formulated liquid diets
- Baby formulas
- Beverage concentrates
How the Program Works
When consumers purchase ready-to-serve beverage containers, they pay a deposit. Consumers can then return the containers to an ENVIRO-DEPOTTM for a refund.
|Non-Liquor less than 5L
|Liquor 500 ml or less
|Liquor greater than 500 ml
|Deposits on refillable domestic beer bottles are completely refundable: $1.20 per dozen.
Where can I return my refundable containers?
Refundable beverage containers can be returned to any ENVIRO-DEPOTTM that operates across the province for a refund..
The Enviro-Depots that operate in CBRM include:
||Community / Address
|Burke's Enviro Depot
||Lower Warrant Street, Louisbourg
|New Waterford Recyclers
||5559 Union Highway, River Ryn
|Total Recycling Ltd
||50 Industrial Drive, Sydney
| Triple B Recycling Depot
||24 Stornaway Street
| Keltic Recycling Inc.
||434 Keltic Drive, Sydney River
| Glace Bay Recycling Ltd.
||204 Reserve Street, Glace Bay
| North Sydney Recycling Ltd.
|| 66 Memorial Drive, North Sydney
For more information about Enviro-Depots, residents are encouraged to contact Divert Nova Scotia at www.divertns.ca
Other Waste Management Questions?
Residents who have more questions about Waste Management are encouraged to contact the Waste Management Hotline at (902)567-1337 or visit www.cbrm.ns.ca/solidwaste. Educators are available to respond to inquiries from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.