October 18, 2017
October 17 Webinar for PPP Stewards:
October 11, 2017
MMSM Rules and Policy Changes for 2018
- Early in 2017, Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba and other programs supported by CSSA initiated a comprehensive review of their respective Membership Agreements, Rules and Policies that govern steward registration, reporting, invoicing and compliance/enforcement.
- The primary objectives of the review were to continue administrative harmonization and improve clarity for stewards.
- The majority of changes are expected to take effect on January 1, 2018; new Voluntary Steward Agreements and Policy have already been implemented.
- Documents for MMSM are listed below, including a Summary that outlines the main proposed changes for all programs, why they are being made and what they will mean to stewards.
- Documents for other programs are available here.
Stewards are invited to participate in an October 17 webinar
Comments or questions about the changes can be submitted to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
by November 10, 2017
Summary of Changes
- Administration Fee, Interest and Penalty Policy
- Adjustment Policy
- Dispute Resolution Policy
- Onboarding Policy
- Parallel Importation Policy
- Primary Contact Policy
- Reporting and Deductions Policy
- Voluntary Steward Policy
April 3, 2017
MMSM Program Plan Renewal
After further consultation with municipalities and the Government of Manitoba, MMSM revised and resubmitted the Program Plan for 2017-2021 to the Government of Manitoba on March 20, 2017. It is currently with the Department of Sustainable Development for a final review. To view the revised Program Plan, click here.
March 2, 2017
The annual reporting webinar was held on March 1, 2017. Webinar topics included:
- What’s new in the Guidebook and Sector Tip Sheets
- Using updated Steward Lists to identify resident and voluntary stewards for each program
- Material category and sector-specific reporting tips
- Collecting and submitting data for the WeRecycle Portal
Below are the materials from the webinar:
- Webinar Presentation
- Watch the Webinar
- Updated Guidebook for Stewards
- Steward Lists & Change Log
- Updated Portal User Guide
- Updated Best Practice and Sector-Specific Tip Sheets
Reminder: May 31 is the reporting deadline. Should you have any questions about these resources or need assistance in preparing your steward report, please contact Steward Services at 1-888-980-9549 or email@example.com.
October 27, 2016
Materials & Feedback Request from the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting
Thank you to those of you who joined us at the 2016 Annual Steward Meeting! We hope you found the meeting informative and useful. Below are the materials from the meeting.
We invite you to submit feedback on the contents and information provided to you before and during the meeting (for example, information within the pre-read, during the presentations, etc.). A feedback period will run until Friday, November 25, 2016. Any comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org before this date.
Feedback on MMSM’s billing alignment (page 12 of the pre-read) can be submitted before Monday, November 14, 2016 to email@example.com.
October 17, 2016
The 2016 Annual Steward Meeting (ASM) will be taking place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
The pre-read document is now available for you to review program information in advance of the meeting.
June 7, 2016
The 2015 MMSM Annual Report is now available. To access the digital version, click here MMSM Annual Report for 2015
May 2, 2016
The consultation on MMSM’s Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Program Plan Renewal concluded on March 31, 2016. We would like to thank those who provided questions and comments.
The Program Plan Renewal was submitted to the Manitoba Government on April 29, 2016. A summary of the comments provided can be found below, along with the draft Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Program Plan Renewal document.
April 27, 2016
New Fee Methodology Comparison Calculator Now Available
A calculator has been created to assist packaging and printed paper stewards in comparing the current fee methodology with the new methodology. To access your program’s calculator, please click here.
We invite you to submit your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 20, 2016.
April 25, 2016
A consultation meeting regarding the new proposed fee methodology for packaging and printed paper (PPP) stewardship programs was held on April 21, 2016.
Over the past year, a dedicated group of stewards, known as the Steward Consultation Committee (SCC), have developed a proposed new fee methodology for packaging and printed paper that takes a principle-based approach, is easy to understand, fair, and able to stand the test of time. The proposed fee methodology has been developed by stewards for stewards in order to respond to concerns that the existing methodology is too complex, difficult to understand and may be unfair to certain material categories.
We invite you to email your feedback on the proposed fee methodology to email@example.com by May 20, 2016.
April 14, 2016
Please download and review the Proposed Fee Methodology Consultation to learn more prior to the consultation meeting/webinar on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
If you haven’t already, please register here to attend the consultation meeting either in-person or via webinar on April 21:
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Pacific time
- 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Central standard time
- 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Central daylight time
- 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eastern time
March 7, 2016
MMSM Program Plan Renewal
MMSM’s PPP Program Plan is up for renewal. We are committed to a consultation process that allows all interested parties and affected industry stakeholders the opportunity to provide their valuable input toward the development of the revised PPP Program Plan.
MMSM’s original PPP Program Plan was approved by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship in 2009. We are inviting producer and stakeholder comments on the revised PPP Program Plan that is intended to highlight how the program will continue to fulfill the requirements as outlined in accordance with the Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Regulations (Man. Reg. 195/2008). Comments received by March 31, 2016 will be considered when finalizing the plan for submission to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship by May 1, 2016.
The majority of changes can be found in Section 4 and represent enhancements to service contracts with municipal service providers, which better define the role and responsibilities of the parties. These enhancements will serve to help improve the program’s effectiveness and efficiency in coming years. Where possible, MMSM has also harmonized definitions and policies with other programs.
The 2017-2021 PPP Program Plan is available here: MMSM Program Plan Renewal 2016
Please submit your comments by email to Karen Melnychuk, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 200-283 Bannatyne Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 3B2.
March 4, 2016
2016 Guidebook and Steward Lists Now Available
The updated 2016 guidebook for steward reporting is now available here .
The guidebook provides important guidance to help you prepare your steward report including definitions, methodologies, examples of materials included in each stewardship program and the national and provincial material lists.
The guidebook is now located in a microsite where you will also find other helpful information including links to the Portal User Guide and the Reporting Portal as well as Best Practice Reporting tips.
Also available are the registered resident and voluntary steward lists for all CSSA programs. Please click on the links below:
Should you have any questions about these resources or need assistance in preparing your steward report, please contact Steward Services at 1-888-980-9549.
December 23, 2015
Please follow the link below to view the New Policy for Steward Initiated Adjustments:
December 17, 2015
The 2016 Steward Fees have been approved by the MMSM Board of Directors. Follow the links below to view both the 2016 MMSM Stewards Fees and Detailed Calculation Tables: