Stewardship Plans

As outlined in the Waste Reduction and Prevention Act Regulations, stewards of designated products and materials in Manitoba must operate or subscribe to an approved stewardship program to manage the recycling and/or safe disposal of their products at end-of-life.

Any individual or organization who intends to operate a stewardship program must submit a program plan and apply to the Minister of Sustainable Development for approval of the plan. The following stewardship program plans have been approved by the Minster of Sustainable Development for a five-year period (July 2018 - June 2023): 

Producer Responsibility Organization

Stewardship Program

Designated Material

Program Plan and Approval Letter

Call2Recycle Inc.

Battery Stewardship Program

Single-use and rechargeable batteries (weighing less than 5 kg).

Battery Stewardship Plan for Manitoba

Call2Recyle Approval Letter

Canadian Battery Association

Stewardship Program for Lead-Acid Batteries

Lead-acid batteries (LABs) which include the following battery categories:

  • Starting, Lighting and Ignition (includes automotive LABs)
  • Motive (i.e. forklift, golf cart)
  • Stationary (i.e. large power supply and emergency backup)

Stewardship Plan for Lead-Acid Batteries

CBA Approval Letter

Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association

Recycle Everywhere

Non-alcoholic, non-dairy, sealed, single-use beverage containers.

CBCRA Manitoba Program Plan

CBCRA Approval Letter

Clean Farms Inc.

Empty Pesticide and Fertilizer Container Program

Commercial pesticide and fertilizer containers of size 23L or less used by Manitoba farmers, horticulture industry and golf course operators.

Empty Pesticide and Fertilizer Container Program in Manitoba

CleanFarms Approval Letter

Electronic Products Recycling Association

End-of-Life Electronics Stewardship Program

End-of-life electronic and electrical devices such as computers, laptops, tablets, monitors, TVs, radios, audio and video equipment, microwave ovens.

End-of-life Electronics Stewardship Program Manitoba

EPRA Approval Letter

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

Thermostat Recovery Program

Mercury containing thermostats.

Manitoba Stewardship Plan for Mercury-Containing Thermostats

HRAI Approval Letter

Health Products Stewardship Association

Medications Return Program

Prescriptions drugs, over-the-counter medications and natural health products that are sold for “consumer/residential” use.

Program Plan for Manitoba Medications Return Program

HPSA Approval Letter

Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba

Packaging and Printed Paper Program

Household blue-box materials including paper and plastic packaging, beverage containers, glass and metal cans and jars, cardboard boxes.

Packaging and Printed Paper Program Plan

MMSM Approval Letter

Product Care Association

Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship Program

Residential household hazardous waste including compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and tubes, paint, single-use propane tanks, and flammable, corrosive and toxic chemicals/liquids.

Household Hazardous Waste Stewardship Program Plan

PCA Approval Letter

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association

Recycle My Cell

Used, unwanted or discarded mobile devices which connect to a cellular or paging network, including cell phones, smartphones, wireless PDAs, external air-cards and pagers.

Recycle My Cell Stewardship Plan for the Recycling of Cellular Phones in Manitoba

CWTA Approval Letter

Tire Stewardship Manitoba

Tire Stewardship Program

Used automotive tires of all shapes and sizes. Also accepts tires from off-road vehicles and bicycles.

Tire Stewardship Program Plan

TSM Approval Letter

Manitoba Association for Resource Recovery Corporation

Used Oil and Antifreeze Program

Used oil (lubricants) and antifreeze

Diesel Exhaust Fluid Containers (to be added to program by 2020 or earlier)

Business plan submission for Used Oil & Antifreeze Products Stewardship Programs

MARRC Approval Letter