The Government of New Brunswick has amended the Designated Materials Regulation under the Clean Environment Act to establish an Extended Producer Responsibility program for beverage containers in New Brunswick. The Regulation, dated March 29, 2023, sets out the requirements for the program.
As the agency responsible for designated materials, Recycle NB will oversee the beverage container program in New Brunswick.
Under the Regulation, no brand owner shall sell, offer for sale or distribute a beverage container to a person in the Province on or after April 1, 2024 unless the brand owner is registered with Recycle NB.
Brand owners may choose a Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) to operate a recycling program for beverage containers on their behalf. The PRO will be required to develop a stewardship plan for the collection and management of beverage containers throughout New Brunswick.
More details about the Designated Materials Regulation can be found here.