Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a milestone in its beverage container recycling program by diverting over one billion containers from waste disposal sites.
The provincial beverage recycling program is a deposit-refund system for used beverage containers.
To date Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have collectively recycled more than 400 million aluminum cans. Glass bottles and plastic drink containers were also recycled. More than 250 people are directly employed in the beverage container recycling program in the provinces green depots, processing centers, quality assurance facilities and transportation providers, much of which is based in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.