About Divert NS
Divert NS is not-for-profit corporation promoting recycling in Nova Scotia - but we are also much more than that.
For over 20 years, we’ve helped grow a culture of recycling in our province. Today, recycling is second nature to Nova Scotians and our province is recognized as a leader in waste diversion. We believe that Nova Scotians are ready to take on the challenge of evolving our culture of recycling into a culture of refusing to waste.
Divert NS operates two primary, or core recycling programs: the Beverage Container Deposit-Refund Program and the Used Tire Management Program. We also manage a network of Enviro-Depots in 80 locations throughout the province. In addition, Divert NS works in partnership with government — both provincially and municipally — industry, and academia to divert waste from landfill.
Divert NS 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 do not receive any government funding — we are completely self-sustaining through the environmental fees collected from our used tire recycling program, deposits collected from the beverage container recycling program, and through the sale of recyclable materials. Over 70 per cent of revenue goes back to municipalities around the province to support curbside collections and help Nova Scotians reduce, reuse, and recycle.