Invoices and Payments
Invoices for the subsequent year, along with instructions on how to access the invoices, are emailed to both the primary and billing contacts on January 1.
Payments for the 2020 obligation year are payable in equal installments as follows:
- 1st payment: January 31, 2021
- 2nd payment: April 30, 2021
- 3rd payment: July 31, 2021
- 4th payment: October 31, 2021
Stewards who fail to pay their invoices by the dates specified above may be subject to penalty and interest payable in accordance with the MMSM Steward Rules.
Stewards that are required to file a report but are exempt from payment because the kilograms generated fees less than $250 will not receive an invoice.
MMSM has been advised to collect and remit GST on steward fees, until such time as a ruling on GST is obtained from the Canada Revenue Agency.
Penalties and Interest
Penalties and Interest Charges for 2021 Rules
|Steward Action||Penalties and Interest Charges Assessed||Effective date of penalty charge|
|Steward fails to file a Report to MMSM by May 31, 2021||Penalty of 10% may be assessed on the amount due and payable as of the date the Steward files its Steward’s Report.||June 1, 2021|
|Steward fails to pay fees in full by deadlines outlined in Appendix C of the Rules|
|Steward Deadline||Due date||Start date of interest charges|
|First payment due (25% of 2021 Obligation)||January 31, 2021||February 1, 2021|
|Second payment due (25% of 2021 Obligation)||April 30, 2021||May 1, 2021|
|Third payment due (25% of 2021 Obligation)||July 31, 2021||August 1, 2021|
|Fourth payment due (25% of 2021 Obligation)||October 31, 2021||November 1, 2021|
Materials from the 2020 Annual Steward Meeting
Thank you to those of you who joined us for the 2020 Annual Steward Meeting! We hope that you found the information helpful in understanding the 2021 fees and your obligations. Below are the materials from the meeting:
- Report to Stewards
- 2021 National Material Fee Rates
- Annual Steward Meeting Q&A
- 2021 MMSM Four-Step Fee Model – ABC and MCI
Stewards are invited to submit feedback or questions on the contents and information provided before and during the Annual Steward Meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
For comments related to MMSM’s introduction of flat fees for low volume stewards for 2022, please submit your feedback by November 13, 2020 to email@example.com
Table of Fees
To determine their contributions, most Stewards are required to file Steward’s Reports with MMSM and pay fees based on an applicable fee schedule. The fees are calculated on a per-material basis in each program year and automatically programmed within the online reporting system.
Four-Step Fee Methodology
The Four-Step Fee Methodology was approved in 2016 following extensive steward consultation.
Fee methodologies are an allocation tool used to determine each material’s share of the total amount stewards must pay to finance recycling programs for packaging and printed paper. Each year, material fee rates (expressed in cents per kilogram) are determined by dividing the allocated dollar amount for a material by the number of supplied tonnes of that material.
Click here to learn more about how the Four-Step Fee Methodology works.