About Us

Get to know who we are, what we stand for and how you can join us.

Our mission is to improve our environment, economy, and quality of life by working with Nova Scotians to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover resources.

Our Story

Divert NS is a not-for-profit corporation championing recycling in Nova Scotia. For over 25 years, we’ve helped build a recycling culture through environmental stewardship, education, and programming, helping to make Nova Scotia a recognized global innovator in waste diversion solutions.

We are dedicated to the commitment of equity and strive to create a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of Nova Scotians.

View Our Equity & Diversity Policy

Our Initiatives

We operate two primary recycling programs: the Beverage Container Deposit-Refund Program and the Used Tire Management Program, recycling vehicle passenger tires and bicycle tires. These two highly successful programs are the core of our business and have been embraced across Nova Scotia.

Our organization also delivers education and awareness programs, works collaboratively to develop and implement stewardship agreements, funds research and development initiatives, and promotes innovation through the development of value-added manufacturing. We also manage and support a network of 78 Enviro-Depots across the province, working together to divert waste resources from landfills.

We don’t receive any government funding — we’re entirely self-sustaining through the environmental fees collected from our programs and the sale of recyclable materials. Over 70 percent of this revenue goes back to municipalities around the province to support curbside collections and help Nova Scotians reduce, reuse, and recycle.

View Our Public Sector Reporting Requirements

Join Us

If you value protecting the environment and helping others do the same, Divert NS could be the team for you. We offer competitive salaries and benefits, provide career upskilling, and are committed to diversity and inclusion. Learn more about current opportunities today.

Our CEO & Board Members

Jeff MacCallum

Chief Executive Officer, Divert NS
Jeff MacCallum is a leading voice for sustainability in Nova Scotia. As CEO of Divert NS, he oversees the strategic programs and services designed to improve the province’s environment, economy and qu ...

Ken Meech

HE/HIM
Board Chair
Ken Meech has an MPA from the University of Western Ontario and an extensive background in public administration, having served in senior positions in the municipal and provincial sectors. Ken has the ...

Jeremy Scott

He/Him
Vice Chair
Jeremy Scott is a lawyer based in Halifax Nova Scotia. He advises clients with respect to Canadian sales taxes and Environmental Stewardship Programs. Jeremy has been helping organizations understand ...

Cari Gray

Production Shop Manager, Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.
Cari Gray is employed with Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. at the manufacturing facility in Bridgewater. She currently holds the position of Production Shop Manager, and has extensive experience ...

Amanda McDougall

Mayor, Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Amanda McDougall was elected Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality in October, 2021, making history by becoming the first female Mayor of CBRM. Amanda is a Cape Breton University graduate in ...

Robert Parker

Warden, Municipality of Pictou County
Robert Parker is a resident of the Durham/Central West River area of Pictou County and represents the Regional Chairs on the Divert NS Board. Richard graduated from the University of Guelph with a BSc ...

Laurel Schut

She/Her
Co-Director of FOUND Forgotten Food and Instructor/Curriculum Development at Dalhousie University's College of Sustainability
Laurel Schut's interdisciplinary background and work experience focuses on sustainability, food systems and food security, and effective teaching and learning. Since 2007, Laurel has conducted environ ...

Angus Bonnyman

He/Him
President, Bonnymans’ Wild Blueberries & Natural Products Ltd.
Angus Bonnyman hails from Tatamagouche and is a third generation wild blueberry grower and the Executive Director of the Christmas Tree Council of Nova Scotia. Angus is a Chartered Professional Accoun ...

Calla Farn

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance
Calla Farn is a senior business leader with extensive experience managing environmental and sustainability issues. Prior to joining Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc., Calla worked at McCain ...

Dwight Whynot

He/Him
Board Member
Dwight is a senior management executive with over 35 years in the manufacturing and waste management industry. He was operated recycling programs in many communities in Atlantic Canada and expanded th ...