Nova Scotia Power
In February 2015, EfficiencyOne and its partner, Scout Environmental (then Summerhill Impact) successfully responded to an RFP issued by Nova Scotia Power (NSP) to design and deliver a program on its behalf to divert elemental mercury from Nova Scotian landfills. Since contract award, EfficiencyOne Services delivers the program for EfficiencyOne, collecting mercury-containing products, including lighting (fluorescent, mercury and sodium vapour, and metal halide lamps), thermostats, appliance switches, and orphan mercury products (products that are no longer manufactured but contain mercury) from around the province.
The program, the first of its kind in Canada, has been incredibly successful. In its second full year of operation, the program safely diverted 45 kg of mercury from landfills, originating from over 957,575 individual products. NSP is very pleased with program operations and public reception to the program has been overwhelmingly positive.