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.
Large Enviro-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.
It is clear from the testaments of so many community members and staff that Greenwood Recycling Centre is passionate about their customers and waste reduction, being described as “top notch,” by one of their nominators.
Small Enviro-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.
Multiple nominations state that staff members, including depot owner Shelley Zinck, truly “go above and beyond.” In addition to their friendly and knowledgeable staff, Queens Enviro Center takes pride in the cleanliness of their facility. “It is so clean,” another nominator stated. “I have never seen a more well-organized Enviro-Depot™.”
Past Enviro-Depot™ of the Year Winners
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