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.
If your Saskatchewan-based organization supplies or distributes packaging or paper to Saskatchewan households, then your organization may be obligated to participate in the Multi-Material Recycling Program.
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 and 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.
We want to hear from you!
The ministry will be 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30.
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 email@example.com.
The Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) will also be hosting an information seminar on May 17 for municipalities to discuss how similar regulatory changes in neighbouring jurisdictions have impacted municipalities. Please register on the SWRC website.