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Producer Guide

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Extended producer responsibility (EPR) is a policy approach to recycling in which producers/stewards – the organizations that supply packaging and paper – are financially responsible and accountable for those materials over their full life cycle. By meeting EPR requirements, producers/stewards help to drive a circular economy by improving recycling rates and encouraging a more efficient use of materials.

Circular Materials currently operates as a producer responsibility organization (PRO) in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta and Yukon and supports EPR programs in Manitoba (Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba), Saskatchewan (Multi-Material Stewardship Western) and British Columbia (Recycle BC).

Circular Materials' Producer Guide provides information to assist producers across Canada with registration, annual reporting of supplied materials and the payment of annual fees. This updated online Guide replaces and consolidates information in previous guidebooks. Please note that some Guide content is only available to registered producers. Log in with your WeRecycle Portal credentials to access all content.

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Notice: This Guide has been created for the convenience of producers/stewards. Every effort is made by Circular Materials staff to provide producers/stewards with accurate guidance. However, please note the following: this document does not constitute legal advice. In the event of a discrepancy between the information in this Guide and a program’s legal documents, including legislation, guidance from regulators, the applicable program’s approved packaging and paper plan, program Rules, Policies or Membership Agreements (collectively the “program’s legal documents”) are binding on producers/stewards and take precedence over the information in this Guide.