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MMRP Registration Deadline Extended

Released on July 3, 2014

Small businesses across Saskatchewan will have more time to sign up for the new province-wide Multi-Material Recycling Program (MMRP) scheduled to launch on January 1, 2015.
  
Environment Minister Scott Moe announced today that Multi-Material Stewardship Western (MMSW) has extended the June 30, 2014 MMRP registration deadline to provide applicable small businesses with more time to become familiar and comfortable with the details and benefits of the program.

“At this time, MMSW is going to leave the registration timeframe open-ended,” said Moe.  “The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to working with small businesses to provide the people and communities of this province with improved access to recycling.  We need to make certain that all industry stewards have a solid understanding of MMRP and how it works.  Taking the time to ensure that level of comfort is important.”

In its proposed Small Business Policy, MMSW defines small business as any Saskatchewan business that generates less than one tonne of waste packaging and paper, or generates less than $750,000 of revenue per year.  Small businesses must operate as a single point of retail sale.

MMRP will be operated by MMSW, a non-profit agency, which represents industry stewards that sell or distribute paper and packaging material to Saskatchewan households.  These industry stewards are obligated to participate in the MMRP and pay fees to MMSW, based on the amount of material that they supply to households.
 
Over the next few weeks, the Ministry of Environment and MMSW will begin consulting with small businesses in Saskatchewan.

MMRP is a cost-sharing program between businesses and municipalities that will provide sustainable funding for municipalities to collect and recycle household materials including printed paper, newsprint, cardboard, plastic, metal and glass packaging in the province.

For more information on MMRP, visit www.saskatchewan.ca/recycling or www.mmsk.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Barb Barootes
Environment
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6595

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