Extended Producer Responsibility plans and annual reports

The Recycling Regulation under the authority of the Environmental Management Act sets out the requirements for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), formerly known as product stewardship, in B.C.

According to the regulation, producers of designated products can appoint an agency to carry out their duties under an approved EPR plan. The province reviews and approves the EPR plans to make sure outcomes and regulatory requirements are met.

Every five years, the producer must review their approved plan. Following consultation, they must:

  • Submit any amendments, or
  • Advise the director in writing that the approved plan does not require changes

On or before July 1st each year, a producer with an approved plan must also:

  • Provide an annual report
  • Post the report on the Internet

Read the approved plans and annual reports below.

Annual reports and product plans

EPR plans and annual reports are sorted alphabetically by category. Because there are several sub-categories under Electronics, that category is at the bottom.

Annual reports

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC)

(Previously Brewer's Distributor Ltd.)

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Additional historical reports


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Encorp Pacific (Canada)

Encorp Pacific (Canada)'s Extended Producer Responsibility plan for ready-to-drink beverage containers sold in B.C.

Brewers Recycled Container Collection Council (BRCCC)

Brewers Recycling Container Collection Council (BRCCC) (formerly, Brewer's Distributor Limited), is a not-for-profit society, created to steward and administer the collection of used beverage containers in British Columbia. BRCCC Schedule 5 plan provides for the management of all secondary packaging for its members.

 

Packaging and paper products

Annual reports

News Media Canada

Recycle BC

Formerly Multi-Material BC (MMBC)


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

News Media Canada

Newsmedia Canada is a not-for-profit organization responsible for newsprint and similar product.

Recycle BC

Formerly Multi-Material BC (MMBC)

Recycle BC is a not-for-profit organization responsible for residential packaging and paper product recycling throughout British Columbia.

Annual reports

Health Products Stewardship Association (HPSA)


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

 

Used oil and antifreeze

Annual reports

British Columbia Used Oil Management Association (BCUOMA)


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Electronics and electrical 

The following are sub-categories of the Electronics and electrical category.

 

Cell phones and batteries

Annual reports

Call2Recycle

Canadian Wireless & Telecommunications Association (CWTA) - RecycleMyCell


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Call2Recycle

Canadian Wireless & Telecommunications Association (CWTA)

 

Electronic equipment and devices

Annual reports

Electronic Product Recycling Association (EPRA)

Canadian Beverage Association (CBA)

General Electric Canada Healthcare (GEH)


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Electronic Products Recycling Association (EPRA)

Canadian Beverage Association (CBA)

Extended Producer Responsibility plans

BC Lottery Corporation (BCLC)

 

Lamp and lighting equipment

Annual reports

LightRecycle

Mclaren Lighting

Western Pacific Electrical


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

 

Technology and telecommunications

Annual reports

Shaw

Telus


Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Shaw

Telus

 

Extended Producer Responsibility plans

Canadian Brandowners Residual Stewardship Corporation (CBRSC)

On April 22, 2013 the Board of Directors for the CBRSC voted to approve the integration of electronic toys (e-toys) into the Electronic Products Recycling Association British Columbia (EPRA BC) stewardship program commencing August 1, 2013. The Province approved this transition on May 21, 2013.