Stewards Overview - Recycle BC

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 paper product 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.

In May 2014, the MOE passed an amendment to its Recycling Regulation which obligates non-resident franchisors for the packaging and paper product their franchisees supply into the BC residential marketplace. For further information, click here for the BC government’s clarification paper regarding non-resident franchisors.

For more information, please refer to the Guidebook for Stewards to determine how to meet recycling obligations in British Columbia. Recycle BC welcomes new members at any time.