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ERA Annual Awards for 2020 were given to the following depots in Nova Scotia
Business of the Year Award – Sackville Bottle Exchange, Sackville, NS
Employee Service Award – Valerie Hudgins, Greenwood Recycling Center
Quality Control Award – Greenwood Recycling Centre
Community Service Award - ET’s Bottle Exchange, Dartmouth
Social Media Award – Matt’s Bottle Exchange, Eastern Passage
Industry Service Award – Peter Hadley, Paper Chase Bottle Exchange, Yarmouth
Peter is celebrating 40 years in the Recycling Industry
Divert NS also recently announced the following:
2020 Depot of the Year
Large Depot – Subway Bottle Exchange
Small Depot – Matt’s Bottle Exchange
Customer Appreciation Draw Winners
ERA members held various Canada Day festivities around July 1st.
Included in the festivities was the start of our Customer Appreciation Event and the filling out of ballots by our customers. The ballots were available from July 1st to August 30th.
At our recent ERA meetings in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia lucky winner’s names were drawn.
The winners each received $ 500.00
New Brunswick: John Lewis of Moncton, customer of Valley Redemption Center, Moncton
Nova Scotia: Valley / South Shore – George Gould of Berwick, customer of New Minas Recycling
Northern / Cape Breton - Judy Taylor, Pugwash, customer of Keep Garbage Beneficial Depot in Pugwash
Dartmouth Area – Anthony Sebastian, customer of Karen’s Recycling in Dartmouth
Halifax Area – Paul Yeo, customer of John Ross & Son, Bayers Lake
Anthony receives his cheque from Karen.
Ashley Lynch (above) draws the lucky ballots.
Kids at Subway Bottle Exchange, Truro enjoying some treats! (Left)
ERA depots part of new HRM program to recycle BOTTLE CAPS!
Due to Covid and market conditions the Caps program is temporarily suspended until further advised!
We are excited to share a new PILOT project that is testing ways to recycle BOTTLE CAPS! A group of innovative Nova Scotia organizations are collecting caps to see if they can be used as a substitute for other plastic currently used in wastewater biofilters.
Remove caps from your beverage containers, household cleaners, condiments, pills, milk containers – basically any cap that is approximately 2 inches or less in diameter. Give them a quick rinse if needed. Collect the caps together in A SEPARATE BAG and drop them off at one of the participating Enviro Depots.
Please note this initiative is separate from the HRM's collection program. For more information on what can be placed in your blue bag visit www.halifax.ca/whatgoeswhere or download the free Halifax Recycles App available on Android or Apple devices.