Waste Reduction & Recycling Support

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Support (WRARS) Program was established to improve Manitoba's waste diversion rate, encourage sustainable waste management practices and enhance municipal waste diversion activities. Beginning July 1, 2009, all solid waste disposed at Manitoba landfills is subject to a $10 per Tonne WRARS Levy. The Levy applies to all residential, industrial, commercial and institutional waste, construction, renovation and demolition waste and other solid waste materials. The WRARS levy discourages the disposal of waste in landfills and generates funds to support waste reduction and diversion initiatives.

In 2021, the WRARS program supported the diversion of over 130,000 tonnes of waste from landfill. In 2022/2023 the WRARS program is providing more than $8.7 million to municipalities and organizations to support waste diversion and promote a circular economy.


Recipients and Projects
WRARS Funding
(2022/23)

Mother Earth Recycling – Expanding capacity to recycle plastic in children’s car seats

$30,000

City of Steinbach – Expanding the city’s compost programming

$30,000

University of Manitoba – Researching organic waste processing

$30,000

Eco-West Canada – Researching how to expand local markets for compost

$30,000

Manitoba Association of Regional Recyclers – Educating and promoting cost-efficient and effective recycling in Manitoba

$50,000

Product Care Association – Collecting and safely disposing household hazardous waste

$700,000


Manitoba Compost Support Payment Recipients
WRARS Funding
(2022/23)

City of Brandon
City of Portage la Prairie
City of Steinbach
City of Winnipeg
Enviroclean Landfill Solutions
Louise Integrated Waste Management
Overton Environmental Enterprises
Penner Waste Inc.
The Forks Renewal Corp.
Prairie Green Integrated Waste Management Facility

$875,000


Recycling Rebate Recipients

January - June 2022
$3,488,500

July to December 2022
$3,488,500

Cartwright-Roblin Municipality
City of Brandon
City of Dauphin
City of Flin Flon
City of Morden
City of Portage la Prairie
City of Selkirk
City of Steinbach
City of Thompson (pooling LGD of Mystery Lake)
City of Winkler
City of Winnipeg
Gilbert Plains Municipality
Grandview Municipality
LGD of Pinawa
Mallard Northern Affairs Community
Meadow Portage Northern Affairs Community
Mossey River Municipality
Municipality of Boissevain-Morton
Municipality of Brenda-Waskada
Municipality of Clanwilliam-Erickson
Municipality of Deloraine-Winchester
Municipality of Emerson-Franklin
Municipality of Ethelbert
Municipality of Glenboro-South Cypress
Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne
Municipality of Grassland
Municipality of Harrison Park
Municipality of Killarney - Turtle Mountain
Municipality of Lorne
Municipality of Louise
Municipality of McCreary
Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman
Municipality of Norfolk Treherne
Municipality of North Norfolk
Municipality of Oakland-Wawanesa
Municipality of Pembina
Municipality of Rhineland
Municipality of Roblin
Municipality of Russell-Binscarth
Municipality of Souris-Glenwood
Municipality of Ste. Rose
Municipality of Swan Valley West
Municipality of Two Borders
Municipality of West Interlake
Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone
Pine Dock Northern Affairs Community
Prairie View Municipality
Riverdale Municipality
RM of Alexander
RM of Alonsa
RM of Argyle
RM of Armstrong
RM of Brokenhead
RM of Cartier
RM of Coldwell
RM of Cornwallis
RM of Dauphin
RM of De Salaberry
RM of Dufferin
RM of East St. Paul
RM of Ellice-Archie
RM of Elton
RM of Fisher
RM of Gimli
RM of Grahamdale
RM of Grey
RM of Hanover
RM of Headingley
RM of La Broquerie
RM of Lac du Bonnet
RM of Lakeshore
RM of Macdonald
RM of Minto-Odanah
RM of Morris
RM of Mountain
RM of North Cypress-Langford
RM of Oakview
RM of Piney
RM of Pipestone
RM of Portage la Prairie
RM of Prairie Lakes
RM of Riding Mountain West
RM of Ritchot
RM of Rockwood
RM of Rosedale
RM of Rosser
RM of Sainte Anne
RM of Sifton
RM of Springfield
RM of St. Andrews
RM of St. Clements
RM of St. François Xavier
RM of St. Laurent
RM of Stanley
RM of Stuartburn
RM of Taché
RM of Thompson
RM of Victoria
RM of Victoria Beach
RM of Wallace-Woodworth
RM of West St. Paul
RM of Whitehead
RM of Whitemouth (pooling RM of Reynolds)
RM of Woodlands
RM of Yellowhead
Rock Ridge Northern Affairs Community
Rossburn Municipality
Spence Lake Northern Affairs Community
Town of Altona
Town of Arborg (pooling Municipality of Bifrost-Riverton)
Town of Beausejour
Town of Carberry
Town of Carman
Town of Lac du Bonnet
Town of Leaf Rapids
Town of Melita
Town of Minnedosa
Town of Morris
Town of Neepawa
Town of Niverville
Town of Sainte-Anne
Town of Snow Lake
Town of Stonewall
Town of Swan River
Town of Teulon
Town of The Pas (pooling RM of Kelsey)
Town of Virden
Town of Winnipeg Beach
Village of Dunnottar
Village of St. Pierre-Jolys
Waterhen Northern Affairs Community

To be determined after January 31, 2023.