The Household Packaging and Paper Stewardship Program Regulations govern the distribution of packaging and printed paper to Saskatchewan households by businesses. These regulations are intended to ensure a successful, efficient and sustainable program to handle the recycling of packaging and printed paper.

MMRP Flowchart – Is Your Business Obligated

If your Saskatchewan-based organization supplies or distributes packaging or paper to Saskatchewan households, then your organization is obligated to participate in the Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP).

Regulatory changes are being considered

During engagement in spring 2021, the Ministry of Environment heard support for harmonizing regulations with neighbouring jurisdictions and shifting to a program fully funded and operated by producers. The ministry has completed a review of the regulations which included engaging with stakeholders on key components of the program, including: 

  • program funding and considerations related to different program delivery models (i.e. shared responsibility versus full producer responsibility); 
  • business exemptions; 
  • designated materials; 
  • targets and recovery rates; 
  • non-residential waste; and 
  • regulatory red tape. 

The ministry followed engagement with the release of a What We Heard document in November 2021 and committed to further engagement on proposed draft regulations. The draft regulations are a result of feedback collected during engagement in 2021, alignment with other Saskatchewan recycling regulations, harmonizing with other jurisdictions and our commitments to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).

The ministry now wants to understand how the proposed changes may impact municipalities, First Nations, businesses, waste collectors and other interest groups. The ministry will be engaging on proposed regulatory changes from May to June 2022.

The ministry has been reaching out via email to invite municipalities, businesses, waste collectors and interest groups to:

  • Review the draft regulations and summary of proposed changes.
  • Discuss the proposed changes at one of three online engagement sessions hosted by the ministry.
  • Provide feedback to waste.management@gov.sk.ca by June 30.

Read the draft regulations
Read the summary of proposed changes

Engagement sessions:

For municipalities, First Nations, collectors and processors-
– Wednesday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m.

For stewards/producers and businesses
– Tuesday, June 14 at 1:30 p.m.

For general interest and anyone who was not able to attend a previous session
-Thursday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.

To register for an engagement session, please email waste.management@gov.sk.ca.



Circular Materials Looking for Feedback on their New Brunswick Stewardship Plan for Packaging and Paper

As mentioned in the last CHPTA E-News Brief, Circular Materials Atlantic held a consultation webinar on May 18, 2022 to review their draft for a New Brunswick Stewardship Plan for Packaging and Paper and the draft of their Producer Services Agreement (PSA).

Consultation Documents

Below are draft consultation documents and the presentation slides reviewed during the webinar:

Summary of Key Dates:

Circular Materials Wants Your Feedback

Written feedback on the PSA and Stewardship Plan can be sent to info@circularmaterials.ca. All feedback will be carefully reviewed and considered as they finalize the Stewardship Plan for submission to Recycle New Brunswick by October 14, 2022.

Sign an Agent Agreement (Temporary Step):

As the time between plan approval and plan implementation is only six months, Circular Materials Atlantic are preparing for implementation in parallel with plan development. Therefore, producers subscribing with them as their agent (no financial commitment and will make you compliant in this new program) will report their 2021 supply to New Brunswick into their Producer Portal between September 1 – October 31, 2022.  This will help Circular Materials start work on the fees schedule.

To be represented by Circular Materials Atlantic, click here to discuss signing an Agent Agreement. This agreement outlines producer reporting requirements to Circular Materials, as well as Circular Materials’ obligations to producers.

Later, producers can enter into a Producer Services Agreement (PSA) with Circular Materials Ontario.