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Due to the Coronavirus, several of our member businesses may close from time to time or have operating hours reduced.


Learn more about what you can recycle and how much it’s worth.


Eastern Recyclers Association represents depots in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Click on your province to find a depot nearest you.

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Learn more about what you can
recycle and how much it’s worth.



Read up on all the latest ERA news.

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

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Anthony receives his cheque from Karen.

Ashley Lynch (above) draws the lucky ballots.

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Kids at Subway Bottle Exchange, Truro enjoying some treats! (Left)



Many of our depots are now collecting used clothing and shoes for reuse rather than sending them to the landfill. Find one close to you:

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