Each designated packaging and paper product material is associated with a fee rate. For each obligation year, fee rates are carefully calculated to using the Four-Step Fee Methodology to ensure fairness and to cover the costs associated with collection, transportation and processing of each material. An obligation year is a calendar year for which stewards are or were required to register, file a Steward Report and pay applicable fees. The first reporting year for this program was 2013 and the first payment (invoice) year was 2014.
Stewards are required to file their reports by May 31 each year, and fees are paid quarterly as follows:
Quarterly Payment Schedule:
Flat Fee Information
Eligible businesses can choose to file a simplified report and pay a flat fee based on the quantities of packaging and paper product (PPP) supplied annually to BC residents. This option enables producers to avoid detailed data gathering and weighing of their PPP. Current flat fee categories and rates are in the table below and a summary of past flat fee rates is available here. For more information, see Small Business, Low Volume & Flat Fee Stewards.
2021 Program Budget:
For information on Recycle BC’s 2019 recycling accessibility performance, 2019 financial performance and 2021 budget, please refer to the pre-read for the October 2020 Annual Steward Meeting.
2020 Annual Steward Meeting Materials:
To access the materials for the 2020 Annual Steward Meeting, please click here.