FAQs

Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan

What should stewards do to comply with the Recycling Regulation?
For what costs will stewards be responsible?
When did this regulation get passed and when did it come into effect?
What did MMBC do to inform businesses about this change?

BC Recycling Regulation

What is a voluntary steward?
What if the manufacturer of the packaged product or printed paper is not located in BC?
Will small businesses have to comply with the Recycling Regulation?
Why is packaging and printed paper regulated under the Recycling Regulation?
Is packaging and printed paper managed under producer responsibility programs in other jurisdictions?
What is extended producer responsibility (EPR)?
What is the BC Recycling Regulation?
Are there other materials regulated under the Recycling Regulation?
What is a stewardship plan?

Appointing MMBC to Meet Regulatory Requirements on Your Behalf

When did the MMBC stewardship plan begin?
What is the role of MMBC in meeting the requirements of the Recycling Regulation?
Who will oversee the governance of this program to ensure it is effective and efficient for stewards?
Who is MMBC? How do I know that they will discharge my obligations in accordance with regulatory requirements?
What happens if I don’t enter into a Membership Agreement with MMBC and pay fees?

Fulfilling the Obligations of Steward Responsibility

What is a steward?
How do I know if I am an obligated steward?
Are my competitors obligated too? Who makes sure there is a level playing field?
How do stewards comply with the requirements of the Recycling Regulation?

Small Business

Will small businesses have to comply with the Recycling Regulation?

Steward Fees

If stewards are responsible for program costs, will local governments be motivated to contain program costs?
When do I need to pay fees?
Will fees be based on the type and quantity of packaging and printed paper stewards supply to residents similar to the programs operating now in Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba?
How will MMBC ensure that businesses are only paying for the cost of the recycling program and not for other services local governments provide?
Why is industry not sharing the cost with municipalities like in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba?
What fees will I have to pay?

Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan

Are beverage containers included in the residential packaging and printed paper system rather than the current deposit return system?
What types of packaging and printed paper are covered by Schedule 5 of the Recycling Regulation?
How can I make sure my packaging and printed paper is included in MMBC’s collection system?