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Going Above and Beyond: 2017 Depot of the Year Awards

On November 8, Enviro-Depots across the province joined us at Depot Day, where two businesses were recognized as our 2017 Enviro-Depots of the Year. The Depot of the Year awards are awarded annually to Depot(s) who go above and beyond to help Nova Scotians recycle and divert waste from landfill. Congratulations to:

Large Depot of the Year: Golden Penny Enterprises Ltd., Stellarton


This Enviro-Depot™ sets the bar high not only for fellow Depots, but for businesses across the province. Golden Penny takes great pride in their clean and spacious location, their customer service, and their strong community ties. This year, they have already raised $14,000 for community organizations – 10% of which they contributed themselves. In addition, this Depot is home to Nova Scotia’s only drive-thru carport for dropping off recyclables. One customer says: “The staff are always friendly, the property is clean, well kept. We love the covered drive-thru drop off which makes it very convenient.” Another customer says, “New Glasgow is lucky to have them.”

Pictured left to right: Hughie Smith, Manager, Golden Penny; Jeff MacCallum, Divert NS CEO; and Louis MacDonald, Co-owner, Golden Penny.

Small Depot of the Year: T’N’T Recycling, Shubenacadie East


This small Enviro-Depot™ strives to be the best it can be for its customers and its employees. With frequent comments from their customers on how “neat and bright” the Depot is, the four friendly staff members work together as a team to deliver great customer service. The management team works on the business, as well as pitching in a helping hand whenever needed. This Depot also takes donations for charities including the IWK and food banks. Servicing the rural community of Shubenacadie, TNT Recycling is a model for small Enviro-Depots everywhere!

Pictured: Jeff MacCallum, Divert NS CEO, and Lianne Clements, owner, T’N’T Recycling.