About Re-Centre Bags

You must purchase and use Re-Centre bags to collect and bring your empty beverage containers to a Re-Centre depot. Re-Centre bags are designed to be strong and to resist tearing. They are also transparent to ensure the safety of workers who sort the containers, allowing them to assess a bag’s contents before opening. Do not bring your recyclable beverage containers in any other type of bag.

Every single Re-Centre bag that you drop off at a Re-Centre depot must be appropriately tagged with a barcoded sticker in order for us to credit your account with the right container count and refund*. Barcoded sticker sheets are included with the Re-Centre bags that you purchase. Check the back of the bag packaging label.

Get Your Re-Centre Bags Here:

Canadian Tire Gas+ Station
557 Mountain Road, Moncton

Valley Redemption Centre
323 Collishaw Street, Moncton

Sobeys Vaughan Harvey 
55 Vaughan Harvey Boulevard, Moncton

Price: $2.29 (+HST) for a pack of 12 bags.

( Please note that the cost for a sleeve of Re-Centre bags is subject to change. Re-Centre does not profit from bag sales.)

FAQ: Why are Re-Centre bags sold? Why is Re-Centre using plastic bags?

Re-Centre bags used to be offered free of charge to members, but as the pilot project expanded, offering bags free became an unsustainable long-term option. The bags are now sold at a very competitive price and are better quality than other standard garbage bags so that they do not rip and spill their contents once dropped off inside one of the self-serve Re-Centre depots. Learn more by reading this notice sent to members in 2018. 

Our team behind Re-Centre at Encorp Atlantic has experimented with reusable plastic bins and continues to study this option as well as reusable cotton or canvas bag. For now, plastic bags simply perform better in a self-serve depot model like Re-Centre. They ensure the bottles and cans remain secure so that we can credit a customer’s account post-visit, prevent leaks, are easier to carry and store, etc. Our team remains committed to researching and finding ways to address the plastic bag issue and new approaches may be rolled out in future models.