The Beverage Container Deposit Refund Program is operated by the Resource Recovery Fund Board NS (RRFB) and is regulated within the NS Solid Waste Resource Management Regulations.
The Deposit-Refund Program for Beverage Containers came into effect on April 1, 1996, and applies to all ready-to-serve beverages - except milk, milk products, soya milk, rice beverages, certain meal replacements, formulated liquid diets, foods for low energy diets, thickened juices, baby formulas, concentrates, non-alcoholic beverages 5-litres or greater, and all "return for refund" beverages purchased outside Nova Scotia.
Deposits and returns apply to the following non-refillable beverage containers:
|< 500 ml||> 500 ml|
|10 cent deposit||10 cent deposit||20 cent deposit|
|5 cent return||5 cent return||10 cent return|
Deposits applied to refillable containers are completely refundable.