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Dairy Products, Milk and Milk Substitute Beverages


Reporting Beverage Milk and Milk Substitutes:

Recycle BC

  • The containers for the following beverages are on deposit and should not be included in your steward report: milk, milk substitutes such as rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, coconut milk (or any other milk substitute that comes from grains, nuts or vegetables), flavoured milk (where milk appears as one of the first three ingredients in the ingredient list).
  • Please note: the following beverages are not on deposit and must be included in your steward report: ready-to-drink infant formulas, dietary supplements and meal replacements, condensed or evaporated milk, whipping cream, coffee cream or other coffee additives, buttermilk, drinkable yogurt or modified mild-derived products such as kefir. 


  • Milk and milk substitute beverages are on deposit in Saskatchewan and should not be reported to MMSW. This includes: milk, buttermilk, cream, fluid coffee cream, lactose-free milk products, drinkable yogurts, soy milk, almond milk, rice milk, coconut milk, etc.
  • Ready-to-drink infant formula, dietary supplements & meal replacement beverages are not on deposit and should be reported to MMSW

All Programs

  • Stewards may be able to use the Component Threshold Rule in reporting packaging that is made up of two or more different material types when certain components of the package constitute a small proportion of the entire package. Please see Part Two, Section 2.4.1 of the Guidebook for more details on how to use the Component Threshold Rule.
  • Please check the resin codes on your plastic packaging as different plastics are reported under different material subcategories.
  • Please ensure that all HR-related documents and business cards are included in your report.
  • Please include all secondary packaging that goes to the household such as the plastic wrap around multiple tubs of yogurt or the plastic wrap around multiple bottles of yogurt drinks.  

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