Also known as Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), this approach to recycling creates efficiencies and raises awareness about producing items that don’t harm the environment.
There’s financial incentive for producers to create better designed products that can be disposed of responsibly. Ultimately, this will reduce municipal waste disposal costs as well as the amount of garbage in landfills.
Industry is more responsible for managing the life cycle of designated products and consumer packaging they create and distribute. Your cooperation is needed for the proper collection and recycling of these types of items.
Recycle These Products
In addition to recycling information, view the annual reports and stewardship plans for the following products:
- Beverage Containers
- Electronics and Electrical
- Lead-Acid Batteries
- Packaging and Printed Paper
- Paints Solvents, Pesticides & Gasoline
- Used Oil & Antifreeze
Three sets of amendments to the Recycling Regulation were proposed in 2016:
- Consolidating the tracking and reporting categories for beverage containers,
- Enabling alternatives to cash only refunds for beverage containers, and
- “Housekeeping” amendments.
The intentions paper and a summary of public comments received by the Province are available for convenience: