Material: Designated PPP that is handled exclusively by an establishment’s on-premise waste management program.
Rationale: Stewards can deduct PPP sold to establishments that have on premise waste management program. For example, soup cans sold and consumed at an auto manufacturing cafeteria or university campus can be deducted, as this is considered IC&I (Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional).
Material: Food service PPP packaging partially managed on-site
Rationale: Food service establishments that offer in-house seating often manage a portion of PPP on site. This may be deductible. Stewards need to describe how they quantify material deductions (i.e. determine what portion of designated Packaging/Printed Materials are used onsite) and report total quantities taken away from the property by, or delivered to consumers.
Material: Packaging and/or Printed Paper managed through an internal recovery program
Rationale: Some Stewards manage all or some of their PPP internally (e.g. photo developers recycling plastic film canisters). They would calculate their total DPPP generated in Manitoba then describe how they calculated deductions for the portions managed through internal systems.
Material: PPP used and managed within an IC&I system
Rationale: There are exemptions based on the use of a material. If a material is used and managed within an IC&I system it is not obligated. For example, something that is strictly used for agricultural purposes is exempted. This would include grain bags and other products used exclusively for agricultural purposes.
- Stewards are exempt from filing a Steward’s Report and paying the fees if during the Data Year, the Steward, its Affiliates, and Franchisees had combined Gross Revenues from the sale of all products and services in Manitoba which was less than $750,000;
- After a Steward files a Steward’s Report they will be exempt from payment of fees if, during the Data Year, the Steward, its Affiliates and Franchisees Supplied DPPP in an aggregate quantity of kilograms that generated annualized fees of less than $250.00.
To file a Steward’s report with Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, please login to the WeRecycle Portal at werecycle.cssalliance.ca.
You will then be required to login to your account with your user ID and password. See above for details on how to recover your password, or contact National Steward Services at 1-888-950-9549 or email@example.com for assistance.
Steward reports are due May 31, every year. In accordance with the MMSM Rules, every steward is required to register with MMSM no later than March 31, 2010, or within 30 days of becoming resident in Manitoba. Please note that outstanding reports are subject to penalties and interest.
Stewards are required to back report to the beginning of the program (2010 Reporting), or as far back as they were obligated; whichever is later.
The Guidebook for Stewards can help identify the materials that are obligated as part of this program. You are encouraged to visit the site to understand which materials are obligated. In general, all types of packaging and printed-paper materials that are supplied to consumers that will be taken home and disposed of in the residential waste stream should be reported.
The Ready to Report Checklist for packaging and printed-paper programs summarizes the steps to consider before entering your data in the WeRecycle Portal. A number of other resources to assist stewards with their reports are available on the CSSA website under Ready to Report Webinar.
PPP stands for designated Packaging and Printed Paper. It is defined as Packaging and/or Printed Paper that consists of, or a combination of, glass, metal, paper, or plastic that is potentially disposed in the Manitoba municipal residential waste system.
This program commenced on April 1, 2010.
The Manitoba Waste Reduction and Prevention (WRAP) Act, 2008 requires companies who are designated as “Stewards” of residential packaging and printed paper to share in funding up to 80% of the net cost of Manitoba’s municipal waste reduction and preventions programs. The questions below will help you determine if your company is likely to be classified as a Steward.
- Is your company resident in Manitoba? For more information about carrying on business in Manitoba and how this concept is applied under the PPP Program Plan, please see Appendix A of the 2017 Rules. A company that is not resident in Manitoba is not obligated under the WRAP Act but may choose to become a Voluntary Steward in accordance with the Voluntary Steward Policy.
- Is your company a Brand Owner, First Importer, or Franchisor of one or more consumer products and /or printed paper sold/distributed in Manitoba?
- If you answered yes to question 2, does your company or organization’s products or printed paper generate “Designated Packaging and Printed Paper” (DPPP)? DPPP is defined as Packaging and/or Printed Paper that consists of one or a combination of glass, metal, paper, or and plastic that is potentially disposed in the Manitoba municipal residential waste system.
- Was your company’s gross Manitoba revenue greater than $750,000? Gross Revenue in Manitoba includes the combined gross revenues from the sale of all products and services in Manitoba by your company and all of its affiliates. If your company is a franchise, gross Manitoba revenue refers to the combined sales from all of your franchisees’ products and services.
If you answered YES to the questions above, your company is obligated to file a Steward’s Report with MMSM. If you answered NO to any question, you are not obligated under the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulation. However, MMSM requires you to register and declare your non-obligation status on the WeRecycle portal.
On the Municipal Online Reporting login page, there is a ‘Forgot your password’ feature that allows you to reset your password by inputting your municipal number and User ID. If you have forgotten your password, enter in your Municipal/Group number and login id on this screen then click ‘Forgot Your Password?’ An email will be sent to the email address Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba has on file for the login ID you entered. Alternatively, you can contact Municipal Services at 1-204-953-2010 or toll free at 1-877-952-2010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Municipalities and local governments must register with MMSM to be considered for recycling program funding. Fill out and submit the Registration and Agreement Form found here
The form will be reviewed by MMSM to ensure your program meets the eligibility requirements of MMSM. MMSM and the applicant will execute a Municipal Funding Agreement. Once an applicant’s eligibility is confirmed, and the fully executed Municipal Funding Agreement has been received, MMSM will email log in information to be used to submit claims. Municipalities are required to use our online system to report recycled materials. Support payments will only be paid for materials collected after the date that the Municipal Funding Agreement has been executed.