Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) is the not-for-profit, industry-funded organization that funds and provides support for the province’s residential recycling programs for packaging and printed paper.

MMSM works on behalf of the manufacturers, retailers and other organizations that supply packaging and printed paper to Manitobans. These businesses pay fees on the materials to MMSM, which are then used to reimburse municipalities for up to 80% of the net cost of the residential recycling system.

Our goal is to promote the reduction, reuse and recycling of the materials managed in our program.

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MMSM Statement on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The MMSM office will be closed on September 30 in observance and support of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Our office is located on Treaty 1 Territory, the ancestral and traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe peoples. MMSM works with many Indigenous communities across the province, across Treaties 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. MMSM respects the treaties that were made in these territories.  

MMSM responds to GFL/CSSA Announcement 

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba Inc. (MMSM) is carefully examining the July 6 announcement from Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance (CSSA) that it is being acquired by Resource Recovery Alliance (RRA), an entity owned and/or controlled by GFL Environmental Inc. (GFL).

CSSA provides analytical and administrative support services to MMSM. CSSA has provided MMSM with written assurance that, following the transaction, all MMSM data will be held in confidence within RRA; will be used solely for the purposes of providing services under the current CSSA-MMSM Management Services Agreement; and will not be accessible to GFL.

In light of MMSM’s responsibility to stewards and to the broader public, MMSM will be taking further steps to consider and assess the implications of the acquisition, and in particular the control measures proposed by CSSA. In addition, MMSM will consider what further measures might be necessary to protect stewards’ confidential information, ensure the continued integrity of its Conflict of Interest policies, and support healthy and open competition among recycling collection and processing service providers.

MMSM has and will act promptly to ensure that these inquiries are completed and will consult with its stakeholder community on any new policies or actions it takes or proposes to take in relation to CSSA / RRA.