- 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.
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.