These annual awards celebrate Enviro-Depots across Nova Scotia that go above and beyond in customer service and employee relations, engage and support their community, and participate in Divert NS depot initiatives. The awards are presented in two categories: Large Enviro-Depot™ of the Year and Small Enviro-Depot™ of the Year.
Thank you to this year's Depot Day 2023 sponsors: NexGen Municipal Inc, North Sydney Recycling, Bestway Pro-can Trucking Services, TOMRA, Saeplast Canada, Electronic Products Recycling Assocation, and Maia Transport.
2023 Large Enviro-Depot™ of the Year: New Minas Recycling
Congratulations to the Large Enviro-Depot of the Year, New Minas Recycling. This depot has worked very hard over the past year renovating their location with the customer in mind. By creating an accessible and safe space for their community, New Minas has provided an exceptional and positive experience for customers to drop off their beverage containers, electronics, clothing,
cellphones, automotive batteries, and used paint.
2023 Small Enviro-Depot™ of the Year: Eastern Shore Cartage
A customer favourite, Eastern Shore Cartage, is the winner of the Small Enviro-Depot category. Serving Sheet Harbour and area, Eastern Shore
Cartage accepts beverage containers, electronics, and used paint. Praised for their friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, they are a staple in their
community, supporting fundraising efforts and always providing “service with a smile.”
Past Enviro-Depot™ of the Year Winners
2022 Small Depot of the Year: TNT Recycling
TNT Recycling is the winner of the 2022 Small Depot of the Year and were recognized for their fast and clean recycling services. Celebrated for treating their employees “like gold,” TNT Recycling also goes above and beyond to service customers with “good manners” and are “always happy to see their customers.”
2022 Large Depot of the Year: Paper Chase Bottle Exchange
Paper Chase Bottle Exchange was awarded the 2022 Large Depot of the Year for being efficient, tidy, and easily accessible to their community. It is clear from the nominations that their staff do everything possible to ensure a great recycling experience.
2021 Small Depot of the Year: Queens Enviro Center
Queens Enviro Center has been awarded Small Enviro-Depot™ of the Year for their phenomenal customer service, immaculate depot, and community efforts.
2021 Large Depot of the Year: Greenwood Recycling Centre
Large Enviro-Depot™ of the Year is awarded to Greenwood Recycling Centre, a family-owned drop off centre that has been serving their community since 1997. On top of recycling beverage containers, they also accept used clothing, electronics, batteries, and more.
2020 Large Depot of the Year: Subway Bottle Exchange, Bible Hill
Pictured left to right: Jason Bonnell, Bucky Daye, Wendall Henderson (Tim the dog), Charles Melanson, Christopher MacBurnie (Buck the dog), Chrissy Bonnell (owner), and Allan Laronde
2020 Small Depot of the Year: Matt's Bottle Exchange, Eastern Passage
Pictured left to right: Megan Beazley and Matt Beazley (owners)
2018 Large Depot of the Year: Paper Chase Bottle Exchange Ltd., Yarmouth
Pictured left to right: Nicholas Deveau; Jeff MacCallum, Divert NS CEO; Peter and Dorothy Hadley, Paper Chase Bottle Exchange owners, Chantal Thibeault, Paper Chase General Manager
2018 Small Depot of the Year: New Germany Enviro Center
Pictured: Jeff MacCallum, Divert NS CEO, and Shelley Zinck, New Germany Enviro Center owner