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How do I report packaging removed from a consumer’s home and managed outside the residential waste stream?

On occasion, goods delivered to residential consumers may have packaging that is delivered with the product but is removed from the consumer’s home by the delivery service. This packaging is designated because it is supplied to the residential consumer at the time of the delivery but may be eligible for a deduction if the packaging is removed from the residential consumer’s home and disposed of outside of the residential waste stream. The steward must have validation data such as auditable documentation from various retailers and their delivery network that supports the deduction of this material from their report, provide supporting information in the Deduction Declaration Form and describe their methodology for calculating the deduction in the methodology section of the annual report. Please see section 2.3.2.3 of the Guidebook for Stewards for more information on Deductions and review the Deductions and Exclusions Policy.

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