Multi-Material British Columbia (MMBC) received approval from the BC Ministry of Environment for its Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) Stewardship Plan (April 8, 2013) on April 15, 2013. Implementation of the plan is now underway.
As a key component of the PPP Stewardship Plan, MMBC developed the concept of collection financial incentives (also referred to as market clearing prices) to enable local governments to continue to deliver collection services for packaging and printed paper to their residents, if they wish to do so, and to enable qualified private companies and not-for-profit organizations to collect PPP.
MMBC shaped the collection incentives concept through extensive discussions with local governments, private companies and not-for-profit organizations across BC during development of the PPP Stewardship Plan. These discussions indicated that financial incentives would allow local governments, private companies and not-for-profit organizations to continue to provide collection services to their residents without service disruptions that could result from a province-wide competitive procurement process. MMBC subsequently undertook research to develop incentive rates that enable local governments, private companies and not-for-profit organizations to provide efficient and effective collection services and meet the PPP Stewardship Plan’s environmental objectives cost effectively.
MMBC is posting this blog to provide links to a series of documents that set out the collection financial incentives and related information for stakeholders to review in advance of the meeting and simultaneous webcast that MMBC is holding on Friday, June 7 to present the collection incentives.
- Summary of MMBC Collection Cost Research
- Packaging and Printed Paper to be Collected from Households and at Depots
- MMBC Collection Financial Incentives
- MMBC Collector Qualification Standards
- Information for Local Governments Considering MMBC Collection Financial Incentives (to assist in explaining the incentives to internal audiences)
- Overview of MMBC Collector Agreement
- Overview of MMBC Curbside RFP
- Spreadsheet (Excel) Template to Calculate MMBC Collection Financial Incentive
MMBC’s cost research, conducted by a financial accounting expert, was based on cost data provided by 23 local governments representing a range of sizes and curbside, multi-family building and depot collection services, and included resident education and service administration costs.
Each local government’s decision to continue to provide curbside, multi-family building and depot collection services will be based on its willingness to accept the MMBC collection financial incentive for the service. If a local government declines the incentive to continue to provide curbside collection of PPP, MMBC will contract with a private company selected through a competitive procurement process.
MMBC looks forward to entering into agreements with local governments, private companies and not-for-profit organizations to act as MMBC’s partners in delivering PPP collection services to BC residents.
MMBC is now in the process of implementing the PPP Stewardship Plan. This process involves procurement of collection and post-collection services. As procurement is a commercial process, these activities will primarily involve direct discussions with stakeholders.
MMBC will use this blog to update our readers on our implementation progress. We invite you to return periodically.
Incentives to be Discussed at June 7 Meeting/Webcast
MMBC is holding a meeting/webcast to present the collection financial incentives. It takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT at Robson Hall Theatre, 800 Robson St., Vancouver, BC. All stakeholders are invited to participate.