Accomplishments

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In fiscal 2017, programs funded by Divert NS diverted a wide range of materials from disposal in our province’s landfills. Our commitment to innovation and environmental stewardship, along with our role as catalysts for change, has added up to a successful year. 

Beverage Container Deposit-Refund Program

  • 350 million container redemptions
  • 434 million containers on which deposits were received
  • 80.8% recovery rate 

Used Tire Management Program

  • 1.11 million passenger tire equivalents collected
  • 76.3% passenger tire equivalents recovery rate 

Funding at a Glance

  • $8.1 million to Nova Scotia’s 50 municipalities for diversion credits and funding for local recycling, composting, and other programs
  • $1.3 million (includes allocation to regions) to educate Nova Scotians and build ongoing support for environmental action
  • Approved $196,000 for new research projects that support entrepreneurs and encourage innovation in waste reduction

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