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 Board Members

Ken Meech

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

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 works for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. at the manufacturing facility in Bridgewater. She currently holds the position of North America Cable Tactical Supply Chaine Manager, and has e


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


Angus Bonnyman

CEO, The AC Group of Independent Accounting Firms Limited

Angus is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University.   

He earned his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Dire


Calla Farn

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance

Calla Farn retired in June, 2022 after a lengthy and varied career that included leadership roles in managing environmental and sustainability issues.  For the last six years of her working working ca


Dwight Whynot

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


Anna Volc

Board Member

Anna Volc earned an International Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Memorial University and a MSc. in Sustainability, Society, and the Environment from the University of Kiel in Germany.


Chijioke Emenike

Board Member

Dr. Chijioke Emenike is a professor of environmental remediation and residue chemistry at the department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences, Dalhousie University. He holds a Bachelor of Scienc