Businesses that have not registered with Recycle BC can do so on the WeRecycle Portal.

We have a National Steward Services Team who is available to assist you with the registration process or any questions you may have. They can be contacted at 1-888-980-9549 or stewards@recyclebc.ca.

Ready to report? Visit our Reporting & Fees page.

Are You A Steward?

The British Columbia (BC) Recycling Regulation (B.C. Reg. 449/2004 – the “Regulation”) under the Environmental Management Act requires that, as of May 2014, every producer of packaging and printed paper that supplies material into the BC residential marketplace must operate, or be a member of, an approved plan concerning the end-of-life management of their products.

Membership Agreement

All members of MMBC’s program, including resident and voluntary stewards, are required to sign a Membership Agreement.

Voluntary Stewards

A voluntary steward is a non-resident brand owner who supplies packaging and/or printed paper into a regulated jurisdiction and has elected to assume responsibility for its material.

Small Businesses, Low-Volume & Flat Fee Stewards

The BC Ministry of Environment (MOE) has passed a regulation that exempts some categories of small businesses from the obligation to assume responsibility for the recycling of their Packaging and Printed Paper (PPP) under the BC Recycling Regulation.