March 25, 2024

April 1 Price Increase and Recycling Changes

To our Valued ANBL Customers,

To keep you as informed as possible, we want you to know that ANBL will be making a price adjustment on some of our products on April 1. The average price adjustment is $0.75 and will vary by product and format.

Also on April 1, changes to provincial recycling legislation come into effect. There are two changes to this legislation that will impact retail shoppers. The first change impacts bottle refunds fees. New Brunswickers will now receive 100% of their bottle deposit back when returning bottles and cans to their local redemption centre (instead of the current 50% refund).

The second change is related to packaging. Changes are coming to recycling programs in New Brunswick with a new focus on how products get recycled by the end consumer.  In the past ANBL was able to give away boxes to our customers and the public, free of change.  Beginning April 1, 2024, rules around recycling are changing.  As a result of this, we must change too.  Beginning April 1st,  customers who require a box to carry out their ANBL purchases will still be provided with one, however, we will no longer be able to provide cardboard boxes to members of the public who request boxes for other use. During a transition period, ANBL will not be charging customers for boxes used to carry out product, and will be remitting the recycling fee on customers’ behalf.  As always, customers can choose to use their own reusable bags when shopping in our stores.

We appreciate your continued support and look forward to serving you.